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  • Diplomats set plan for political change in Syria

    VIENNA – Invoking the need for joint action after the attacks in Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet inc ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois law to require schools to rethink discipline

    DEKALB – A new law will require Illinois schools to develop more measured discipline policies beginning next school year.
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Budget impasse puts law enforcement training in crunch

    DIXON, – The director of a northern Illinois law enforcement training unit says it could close soon amid the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Suit claims violations at Chinese agencies, restaurants

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office announced a federal lawsuit Friday against three Chinatown employment agencies and two subur ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear first abortion case since 2007

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Donald Trump compares Ben Carson's 'pathological temper' to a child molester

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, brushing aside any recent claims of civility, has equated Ben Carson's childhood "p ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Progress slow on restoring local funding, despite Illinois lawmakers' vote

    If you’re a lottery winner or local government holding an IOU for what the state owes you, don’t let Tuesday’s vote to free up your funding fool you – ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry County child care providers watch subsidy program after bill fails

    Child care providers and low-income parents in McHenry County breathed a small sigh of relief this week as they saw some concessions on the state’s ch ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's personnel report highlights 'failure in leadership'

    FOX LAKE – The release of Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz’s personnel file last week not only highlighted a series of disturbing misdeeds by the officer, but it ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Pentagon plan to close Guantanamo expected in coming week

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon's plan outlining the long-stalled effort to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, expected in the coming week, includes ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois' Congress members go on 70 foreign trips in 2 years

    CHICAGO – A newspaper analysis has found Illinois' 20 members of Congress have gone on 70 foreign trips and went to 44 countries in the past two years ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Defiant Carson: Questions about West Point story are unfair

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A defiant Ben Carson on Friday rejected the idea his past descriptions of receiving a scholarship offer to attend West Poin ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Obama quashes Keystone XL in bid to boost climate leverage

    WASHINGTON – Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have un ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Hillary Clinton wants to make gun control a voting issue

    CORALVILLE, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton says she wants to make gun control an issue voters think about when they cast ballots on Election Day.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • McHenry County Board taps county GOP's pick Jeff Thorsen to fill vacancy

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board went with the county Republican Party’s pick to fill the remaining term of former board member Ken Koehler.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:29 am
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