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  • Official: Trump wants to slash EPA workforce, budget

    WASHINGTON – The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new admin ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm
  • GOP leaders: Bill to build wall along Mexico's border will cost up to $15 billion

    PHILADELPHIA – Congress will move legislation this year providing up to $15 billion to build a wall along the Mexican boundary, Republican leaders sai ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Lakewood zoning board member appointed to fill Village Board vacancy

    LAKEWOOD – The village’s Planning and Zoning Commission chairman is filling out the remaining two years of former Trustee Ken Santowski’s term.
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Algonquin trustees recommend approval for medical marijuana dispensary

    ALGONQUIN – A medical marijuana dispensary is one step closer to coming to Algonquin.The facility, a ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner praises ongoing budget work in State of the State address

    Gov. Bruce Rauner took a more optimistic tone in this year’s State of the State address, but he said lawmakers need to work with him to resolve a budg ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • President Trump says torture works as his government readies a review

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conduc ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 2:48 pm
  • President Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will use his executive authority Wednesday to jumpstart construction of his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, one ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 11:35 am
  • Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation, despite his own lawyers dismissing claims

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated c ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 8:31 am
  • President Trump warns he's ready to 'send in the Feds' to Chicago

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is serving notice he's ready to "send in the Feds" if Chicago can't reduce its homicide figures.
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 8:29 am
  • Lake in the Hills Sanitary District board member nominated for trustee position

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A board member with the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District has been nominated to fill a vacant trustee position on the Village Bo ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:28 am
  • State Rep. David McSweeney blasts robocall using his name in attacking political ally

    A state representative mentioned in a robocall attacking Algonquin Township highway commissioner candidate Andrew Gasser is angrily denying he has any ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • McHenry County state senators watching proposed Illinois budget changes

    A constantly evolving proposal in the Illinois Senate to put together a state budget anchored by a massive income tax increase has two of McHenry Coun ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Fact Check: Sean Spicer uses debunked reports for Trump's false voter fraud claims

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's press secretary on Tuesday mischaracterized the election results and the findings of a study that purported to s ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 4:33 pm
  • Trump administration orders EPA to freeze all grants

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 2:03 pm
  • President Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 1:52 pm
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