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  • Iowa Takeaways: Donald Trump can't meet hype, Hillary Clinton underwhelms

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump failed to live up to his own hype and finished second to Ted Cruz, but it was a late surge from Marco Rubio that may w ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Entrance polls: Values propel Ted Cruz to victory in GOP primary

    WASHINGTON – Republican caucus-goers who said they want a candidate who shares their values propelled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to victory in Iowa, accordin ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreement

    CHICAGO – Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis until the state has a budget, despite a rare agreement betwee ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1 billion in Obama budget

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in his upcoming budget, the White House said Monday, bringi ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Among GOP rivals to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio has most cash

    WASHINGTON – Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional support ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses

    WASHINGTON – The Iowa caucuses are finally here. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for Week of Feb. 1

    MONDAYCrystal Lake Public Library Planning and Public Relations Committee: 7 p.m., Crystal Lake Publ ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Huntley halts permits for payday loan, resale, pawn shops for 6 months

    HUNTLEY – The Village Board voted Thursday to place a six-month moratorium on permits for payday loan facilities, currency exchanges, resale shops and ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Algonquin to vote on Longmeadow Parkway land transfer to Kane County

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on two intergovernmental agreements that would transfer jurisdiction over portions of the planned Long ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County voter interest declines over decade

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part one of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half of part one on how residents who have high and low civic ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • State of McHenry County address to focus on economic development

    WOODSTOCK – Improving the county’s economic engine will again be one of the themes of this year’s State of the County Address.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • AP SPIN METER: Bernie Sanders says he'll quickly break up big banks

    WASHINGTON – Battling across Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-country vote on Monday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dueling on fertile populist ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Now deeply Christian, Ted Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

    AUSTIN, Texas – Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and pro ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    WASHINGTON – In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday in Baltimore on his first president ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Road projects, dispatch center expansion part of McHenry proposals for year

    McHENRY –A list of road projects, park improvements and public safety changes totaling an estimated $85.3 million has been identified for the next fi ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:41 pm
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