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  • Presidential primary objections in Illinois could delay early voting, mail ballots

    A number of objections to the petitions of presidential candidates on the Illinois ballot for the March 15 primary might delay voting by mail and an e ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Marco Rubio's Iowa crisscross approach bends caucus campaign norm

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Marco Rubio has recently been all over the map in Iowa. Quite literally.Having sp ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • Presidential candidates seek final Iowa edge in unpredictable race

    IOWA FALLS, Iowa – One week to go, the 2016 presidential candidates opened their final push Monday in Iowa, seeking any edge in a race brimming with u ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation program

    WASHINGTON – In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Gutted? Disaster? GOP hyperbole on military

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the Obama administration has "gutted" every weapons system in the U.S. military's invento ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • UPDATED: Woodstock School District 200, Lakewood to consider agreement on TIF

    WOODSTOCK – An agreement set to be considered Tuesday by both Woodstock School District 200 and the village of Lakewood could prevent a lawsuit over t ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm
  • 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
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