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  • Russia cloud over President Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

    WASHINGTON – Questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia are hardly going to disappear with the firing of national security adviser Mich ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Michael Flynn quit because he'd become 'lightning rod,' Conway says

    WASHINGTON – National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts with a Russian ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Last holdout Lakewood to vote on repealing video gambling ban

    LAKEWOOD – The Village Board is set to vote Tuesday evening on an ordinance that would rescind McHenry County’s last remaining ban on video gambling.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Library of Congress store removes misspelled Trump poster

    WASHINGTON – An inauguration poster of President Donald Trump that included a misspelling in a quote has been removed from the online store of the Lib ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 12:34 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers make push to abolish local election boards

    Several McHenry County lawmakers want to take away most local governments’ power to hear objections to election petitions.
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Meet McHenry Alderman Victor Santi on Saturday

    McHENRY – McHenry 1st Ward Alderman Victor Santi is hosting a community forum Saturday to meet McHenry residents and discuss city issues with voters.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Electronic voting rules will go to full McHenry County Board without committee's changes

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee’s efforts to adjust proposed rule changes to allow for electronic voting won’t be moving forward.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:26 pm
  • Official: Flynn not 'certain' on sanctions talk with Russia

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's national security adviser addressed U.S. sanctions against Russia in his conversations with the country's ambass ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Protest marks public school visit by new education secretary Betsy DeVos

    WASHINGTON – Angry activists shouted "stand up, fight back" and one protester was arrested, as Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a public school Fri ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 1:51 pm
  • In shift, Trump tells Xi he will honor 'one China' policy

    BEIJING – President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington's long-standing "one China" policy in a call with Beijing's leader, a move that could ease ange ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 8:46 am
  • 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff:' Kellyanne Conway in ethical hot water after comments on Nordstrom, Ivanka Trump

    NEW YORK – The White House has "counseled" a top aide to President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump's fashion line during a national cable ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 2:58 pm
  • Lawmakers aim to make Obama's birthday a holiday in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers from Chicago have proposed legislation to make former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 2:37 pm
  • Republican state lawmakers push for restrictions on voting

    CONCORD, N.H. – As President Donald Trump hurls unfounded allegations of colossal fraud in last fall's election, lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Repub ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:13 am
  • Lake in the Hills plans to replace infected ash trees within 3 years

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Within three years, Lake in the Hills officials are hoping to replace the nearly 1,800 ash trees that were removed from parkways i ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Marengo wine bar, shop concept nixed

    MARENGO – The proposed Connie’s Corkery wine bar and shop won’t be coming to Marengo after all.Jason ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:36 pm
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