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  • CIA fights back against Senate's torture report findings

    WASHINGTON – Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate's investigation into the CIA's harrowing torture practices after ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • Illinois gay community mourns Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

    CHICAGO (AP) — A gay rights group is mourning the death of Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Lake in the Hills plans Thursday vote on $27.6M budget proposal

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village is planning a $27.6 million budget for its next fiscal year, which begins Jan. 1.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • CIA torture report: Senate probe catalogs brutality against detainees

    WASHINGTON – The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of sufferi ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Detainee Zubaydah a key figure in Senate report

    WASHINGTON – Abu Zubaydah was the CIA's guinea pig.He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror sus ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Bruce Rauner wants farmer to run agriculture department

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Monday he strongly prefers to have a farmer take over the Illinois Department of Agriculture and that he wouldn ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Committee chair shuffle in store for McHenry County Board

    A number of McHenry County Board committee chairmanships could change hands under a roster drafted by its new chairman.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Cary's general fund budget may be looking at deficit

    CARY – About halfway through the fiscal year, the village's financial consultant is projecting a $210,000 deficit in Cary's general fund, according to ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Eavesdropping bill focuses on ‘private’ dialogue

    SPRINGFIELD – It sounded like the opening to a joke, but Sen. Chapin Rose was eliciting a description of protections and restrictions in an Illinois e ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • In Washington, Rauner touts bipartisan solutions

    SPRINGFIELD – In his first official trip to Washington, D.C., as Illinois’ next governor, Republican Bruce Rauner touted the importance of working on ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Grafton Township tax assessment appeal period ends Monday

    Property owners in Grafton Township have until the end of business Monday to challenge their assessments if they choose.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • GOP to match Truman-era high with 246 House seats

    WASHINGTON – Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers put state-run health exchange on hold until new year

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers left nearly $300 million in federal money on the table by not moving to approve a state-run health insurance marketpl ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Job gains put U.S. on pace for best growth since ’99

    WASHINGTON – A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • McHenry County Board committee working group meets Monday

    A group of McHenry County Board members will meet Monday morning to help decide committee assignments following the seating of the new board after the ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:54 pm
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