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  • Historic encounter with Cuba’s Castro awaits Obama in Panama

    PANAMA CITY – Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Long waits for medical care persist at Illinois VA hospitals

    Long waits for medical care persist for thousands of veterans at Illinois VA hospitals despite efforts to hire more doctors, open more clinics and all ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Marengo area religious order before McHenry County zoning board for expansion

    WOODSTOCK – Ten years after getting permission to build in rural Coral Township, an obscure Christian order is back before the county asking to expand ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • McHenry County Board backs Rauner reform agenda despite union opposition

    WOODSTOCK – A standing-room-only audience of union members opposed to Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" could not dissuade the McHenry County Bo ...
    April 9, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists – an ...
    April 9, 2015 - 2:30 am
  • Senate creating secret encyclopedia of U.S. spy programs

    WASHINGTON – Trying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedi ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Unpopular decisons propel Cary, Lakewood write-ins, others to victory

    The 10 percent of McHenry County voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election sent two village boards and a school district the powerful message of w ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • Lake in the Hills under budget last fiscal year

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village ended the last fiscal year in good financial standing, able to increase the general fund balance by over $96,000 more ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • AP Interview: Sen. Rand Paul won't spell out abortion ban exceptions

    NASHUA, N.H. – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What excepti ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • White House criticizes ruling on Obama's immigration action

    HOUSTON – A federal judge has wrongly prevented "lawful, commonsense policies" from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama's executive actio ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • 2 Massachusetts Democrats voice unhappiness with Nancy Pelosi

    WASHINGTON – Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party's leadership team in Congress af ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner calls Illinois Supreme Court part of corrupt system

    CHICAGO – Illinois' Supreme Court is part of a "corrupt system" because of the campaign donations justices receive from attorneys who argue cases befo ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Strong write-in showing delays Cary Village Board election results

    CARY – The victors of the five-way Cary Village Board race remained unknown early Wednesday morning because of a strong showing by write-in candidates ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:01 am
  • Write-in Serwatka poised for victory on Lakewood Village Board

    LAKEWOOD – Write-in candidate Paul Serwatka almost certainly upset an incumbent on the Village Board, riding a wave of concern and discontent over pla ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Johnsburg School District 12: Newcomers win seats; incumbents 1 vote apart

    JOHNSBURG – Two newcomers appear poised to take seats on the District 12 School Board, with one vote as of late Tuesday evening separating two incumbe ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:09 am
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