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  • Illinois Senate cancels budget votes; Cullerton blames Bruce Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state’s historic budget stalemate, ac ...
    March 2, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit he hasn't earned

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military cost-savings that actually took root under his pr ...
    March 1, 2017 - 7:57 am
  • Prairieland Disposal Inc. to be McHenry's new trash service starting Aug. 1

    McHENRY – The city of McHenry is getting a new waste-hauling and recycling service this summer.With ...
    March 1, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • Marengo officials mull infrastructure projects

    MARENGO – The city will have a little extra money for infrastructure because of an inactive economic incentive account that the state of Illinois want ...
    March 1, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Republican primary: Gasser upsets longtime Algonquin Township highway commissioner

    Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Robert Miller’s 24-year reign, and his family’s half-century lock on the office, came to an end with challenge ...
    March 2, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

    WASHINGTON – Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the healt ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:41 pm
  • Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

    NEW YORK – When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides' cell phones to check for comm ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 8:23 am
  • Algonquin, Grafton and Nunda township candidates seek shot at ballot in primary election

    Republican voters in Algonquin, Grafton and Nunda townships will head to ballot boxes Tuesday to select which candidates for township office will adva ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • League of Women Voters holding forum for D-15, D-156 candidates

    McHENRY – Voters will be able to meet and hear from the candidates for the McHenry School District 15 and McHenry Community High School District 156 b ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Pro-Trump 'Spirit of America' rally to be held in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A group is expected to gather on the Woodstock Square this weekend in support of President Donald Trump.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:27 pm
  • Longtime McHenry County GOP kingmaker Albert M. "Al" Jourdan dies

    JOHNSBURG – McHenry County GOP kingmaker Albert M. Jourdan Jr. is remembered by colleagues as a man who helped shape local government and the people w ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 9:08 pm
  • Algonquin Township road commissioner race roiled by video

    A YouTube video showing what appears to be Algonquin Township Highway Department employees firing multiple firearms at a junk car at what could be the ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:21 pm
  • House Intel chair Devin Nunes: Trump-Russia ties can't become a witch hunt

    WASHINGTON – House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports t ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:59 pm
  • White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

    WASHINGTON – The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • George W. Bush on President Trump and Russia: "We all need answers"

    WASHINGTON – Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:48 pm
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