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  • 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
  • One incumbent loses Harvard City Council seat

    HARVARD – Voters in three of the city’s four aldermanic wards tentatively elected two newcomers and tossed out one incumbent Tuesday evening, but only ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois' Governor Rauner wants to rip 'economic guts' from Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants "rip the economic guts out of Indiana."He to ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Idea of tax on satellite TV in Illinois draws fire from industry

    SPRINGFIELD – Satellite TV representatives say the Illinois legislature shouldn't revive an idea to add a 5 percent tax to customers' bills to pay for ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • Obama says climate change is harming Americans' health

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says climate change isn't just affecting the nation's weather, it's harming Americans' health.
    April 7, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Rand Paul begins 2016 presidential run with litany of woes to fix

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative challenge both to Washington and his fellow Republic ...
    April 7, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Illinois mulls expanded disease list for marijuana program

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, mig ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

    WASHINGTON – As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law are seeing the dir ...
    April 5, 2015 - 11:14 pm
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