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  • Fox River Grove moves forward with plans for banquet hall

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The Committee of the Whole on Tuesday began moving forward on plans to build a 15,000-square-foot banquet hall on the former site of ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Efforts to promote reusable bags gain momentum across McHenry County

    When Barb Weidner first started bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, workers in the checkout line often would accept it and pack them hesitant ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders take different lessons from Obama's '08 win

    MARION, Iowa – To Bernie Sanders, President Barack Obama's improbable victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses was a testament to the power of an inspiration ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 4:09 pm
  • Hillary Clinton wins support from Obama officials

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton hasn't just been wrapping herself in President Barack Obama's legacy lately. She's been wrapping herself in his Cabinet.
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Billionaire donors helped Ted Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid

    WASHINGTON – Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefin ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 9:21 am
  • Donald Trump: My supporters would stick with me if I shot someone

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his supporters are so loyal they would stick with him even if he shot somebod ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 2:47 pm
  • AP sources: Michael Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

    NEW YORK – Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • GOP establishment moving a little closer to accepting Donald Trump

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization th ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 9:14 am
  • Bernie Sanders attracting voters who seek more than protest vote

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Bernie Sanders is attracting Americans who are in search of more than a protest vote.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • Out-migration from Illinois hits six digits: State population loss leads nation

    The annual stream of people leaving Illinois for other states hit a new six-figure milestone last year, according to U.S. Census records.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Senate leader wants pension details from governor in writing

    CHICAGO – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said he wants Gov. Bruce Rauner to put in writing the details of a proposed pension overhaul their ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • 22 Senate Democrats seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

    WASHINGTON – Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves abating property taxes of deputy's widow

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board raised daily rates for the handful of private-pay beds at Valley Hi Nursing Home and abated its share of the prop ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Hillary Clinton faces challenge in Iowa caucus reminiscent of 2008

    WASHINGTON – Recall this 2008 storyline: Hillary Clinton enters the presidential campaign as the Democratic front-runner, runs into an inspirational c ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Hillary Clinton's response to Bernie Sanders has some Democrats worried

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton has questioned Bernie Sanders' electability. She's criticized his plans for health care, foreign policy and Wall Street. ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:45 am
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