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  • Donald Trump denies, denounces reports on Russia ties: 'a disgrace'

    NEW YORK – Opening his first news conference since the election, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to suggestions that U.S. intellig ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech as president

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation on Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid econ ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois property-tax freeze supporters see House passage as a good sign

    It will be up to the next General Assembly that gets sworn in Wednesday to decide whether Illinois property-tax rates should be frozen, but a bill tha ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County clerk files objection to advisory anti-tax referendum

    WOODSTOCK – An advisory anti-tax referendum for the April 4 election filed by an incoming state representative faces an objection from the chief deput ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • Scientists have ruled out a link between vaccines and autism. Donald Trump wants a skeptic to debate the science

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, asking a vocal skeptic to chair a commission ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • Lawsuits over Donald Trump's business threaten to tie up presidency

    WASHINGTON – As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That's hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusu ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 2:12 pm
  • Democrat criticizes Obama for slow response to Russian hacks

    WASHINGTON – The Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat criticized the Obama administration on Tuesday for its slow response to allegations of R ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 1:03 pm
  • Men in KKK costumes disrupt Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing

    WASHINGTON – Protesters disrupted Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing for attorney general on Tuesday, including two men wearing Ku Klux Klan cos ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Boris Johnson says UK told Donald Trump that Russia was behind hacking

    LONDON – Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Britain told U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his team that Russia "is up to all sorts of very dirt ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:21 am
  • Lakemoor approves up to $6 million in incentives for Woodman's Food Market

    LAKEMOOR – The village of Lakemoor has approved an agreement that will provide Woodman’s Food Market up to $6 million in incentives over 15 years.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • Local lawmakers file last-ditch effort to freeze property taxes statewide

    Two McHenry County lawmakers in the Illinois House are making a last-ditch effort in the final two days of lame-duck session to permanently freeze pro ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to take senior White House role

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump's influential son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will join the White House as a senior adviser, according to two peopl ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 1:17 pm
  • Donald Trump battles Meryl Streep as Cabinet picks prepare for grilling

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are preparing to face public questioning over their business conflicts, their approach to Russia and oth ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 8:15 am
  • Outgoing state Rep. Mike Tryon reflects on political career

    There are a lot of things that state Rep. Mike Tryon will miss when his representation of McHenry County in Springfield officially ends Wednesday.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Trump's pick for national intelligence director spent years lobbying

    WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Dan Coats, in line to be national intelligence director, has swung back and forth between government service and lobbying, th ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:57 pm
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