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  • Kerry in Pakistan to push efforts against extremist groups

    ISLAMABAD – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan on Monday to press the country’s leadership to step up the fight against extremists ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

    WASHINGTON – Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 candidate disqualified from ballot

    WOODSTOCK – One of the 11 candidates for Community High School District 155 Board was tossed from the April 7 ballot for not having the required numbe ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Bruce Rauner inauguration: McHenry County lawmakers react to Illinois governor's address

    Bruce Rauner has officially taken the reins as Illinois governor after his inauguration Monday in Springfield.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Fox River Grove District 3 considering property tax abatement

    FOX RIVER GROVE – School District 3 again is looking at whether to abate property taxes for property owners.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • White House plans conference on countering violent extremism

    WASHINGTON – The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism – in light of the past week’s shootings in France a ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Holder: Decision on Petraeus to come from 'highest level'

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder isn't saying whether he still will be on the job when the time comes to decide whether to bring charges in t ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Federal funding provides $400M bump for Illinois hospitals

    CHICAGO – Hospitals across Illinois will receive $400 million in federal funding under the Affordable Care Act.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County-area reps have high hopes for Bruce Rauner’s first address

    Republican Bruce Rauner will take the oath of office Monday and become the state’s 42nd governor, ending 12 years of Democratic control of the executi ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Festivities begin for Bruce Rauner’s inauguration as Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – From a museum visit to a swanky $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Illinois Capitol on Sunday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner spent his last day befo ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Rauner releases list of donors to transition, inauguration

    CHICAGO – Hospital and manufacturing trade groups are among the largest donors to Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner's transition and inauguration.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Mother urges Quinn to act on medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – A Mount Prospect woman whose son has a rare form of epilepsy was among those urging Gov. Pat Quinn over the weekend to issue licenses for me ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Incoming Illinois comptroller says she’d run in 2016

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ incoming comptroller – former businesswoman and onetime legislative candidate Leslie Munger – believes her lack of political exper ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Promises: Illinois’ Rauner now faces expectations he raised

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner made a lot of promises as he campaigned to be Illinois’ next governor. Starting with his inauguration Monday, he’ll be expected ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Time short for Quinn on Illinois medical marijuana licenses

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is running out of time to award the potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Il ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:17 am
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