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  • Uncertainty over U.S. strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya

    CAIRO – Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target – the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Hospital group says Illinois could lease Healthcare.gov

    CHICAGO – A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois said the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by “leasing” t ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rauner criticizes Democratic lawmakers’ loyalties to Chicago

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has latched onto the longtime rivalry between Chicago and the rest of the state as he tries to negotiate with Democrat ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Woodstock survey to gauge business's opinions on Square smoking, litter

    WOODSTOCK – The city is in the process of developing a survey to gauge Woodstock businesses’ opinions on smoking on the Square and in downtown Woodsto ...
    June 15, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • McHenry County Board poised to resolve non-dedicated road struggle

    A seven-year struggle by some residents along non-dedicated roads who pay township road taxes but get nothing in return is heading for a successful co ...
    June 16, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Rauner, public unions not close on contracts

    SPRINGFIELD – The contracts for more than 40,000 Illinois state workers will expire at the end of the month, and their unions and Republican Gov. Bruc ...
    June 14, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • VA moving to extend benefits to some Air Force reservists

    WASHINGTON – Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Ag ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • McHenry County Board committee to hash out remaining rule change

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is poised to begin tying up a loose end from major changes to its rules in the wake of the popular electi ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges

    WASHINGTON – The trade defeat in Congress was an ominous sign in a month of challenges that could help determine President Barack Obama's standing for ...
    June 13, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Lake in the Hills to restructure finance department

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills finance department will be restructured after the Village Board on Thursday approved a motion to eliminate t ...
    June 14, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • House rejects Obama’s appeals and imperils his trade bill

    WASHINGTON – Led by union-backed Democrats, the House delivered a stinging blow to President Barack Obama on Friday and left his ambitious global trad ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Ex-Illinois health officials gets 2 years in theft scheme

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Illinois health official was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for her role in a scheme to steal millions in gr ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Illinois law would change process for juvenile offenders

    CHICAGO – A measure approved by the Illinois Legislature and awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision would end automatic transfers to adult court for 15 ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • General: New U.S. hub in Iraq could be model

    NAPLES, Italy – The Pentagon’s top general said Thursday the U.S. military’s reach could extend even further into Iraq if the anti-Islamic State campa ...
    June 12, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Union-backed Dems make final push to kill Obama's trade bill

    WASHINGTON – Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama's trade agenda by sacrificing a favored pr ...
    June 12, 2015 - 12:21 am
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