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  • Crystal Lake to apply for federal money to rebuild Route 14-Virginia Road intersection

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The city will petition for federal funds to defray the costs of improving the three-way intersection of Route 14 and Virginia Road.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:34 pm
  • 2 states say allowing President Trump's travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees an ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • Tee 2 Green Indoor Golf in Huntley to move forward with outdoor entertainment center plans

    HUNTLEY – Huntley village officials have given the OK for Tee 2 Green Indoor Golf to begin the formal development review and approval process for its ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:59 am
  • Lake in the Hills recognized for excellence in financial reporting

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to the village of Lake in the Hills for its compreh ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:57 am
  • Ad hoc McHenry County Board committee OKs electronic voting rules

    WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee recommended approval of changes to board rules that would cover the use of a new electronic votin ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • U.S. hits 13 people, dozen companies in new Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 13 people and a dozen companies in response to Iran's recent ballistic missile te ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Fact Check: Kellyanee Conway cites Bowling Green 'massacre' that didn't happen

    A top aide to President Donald Trump has cited a 2011 "massacre" in Kentucky that never happened as a reason why the administration's temporary ban on ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 7:08 am
  • Congress scraps Obama rules on coal mining, guns

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • President Trump vows to repeal political limits on churches

    WASHINGTON – Warning that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an IRS rule barr ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee to review rule changes for electronic voting

    WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee will weigh in Thursday on rule changes that would cover the new electronic voting system implemen ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • State Rep. Allen Skillicorn filing bill to carry proposed balanced budget

    A local state representative will make an effort to carry a state budget plan developed by a conservative free-market group.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • How Trump's immigration order could hurt the U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries could slow the U.S. economy by hampe ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • President Trump urges Senate to use 'nuclear option' and push through court pick

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump urged Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • GOP suspends Senate rule, rams Trump cabinet picks through panel

    WASHINGTON – In the latest intensification of partisan hostilities, Republicans rammed President Donald Trump's picks to be Treasury and health secret ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Hillary Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new book

    NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 9:16 am
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