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  • White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

    WASHINGTON – The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • George W. Bush on President Trump and Russia: "We all need answers"

    WASHINGTON – Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 8:23 am
  • Illinois lawmakers make Gliniewicz-inspired effort to deny pension benefits to convicted spouses

    FOX LAKE – Melodie Gliniewicz’s effort to collect her disgraced late husband’s pension has prompted another effort by state lawmakers to prevent simil ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • McHenry County Board again moves forward with Woodstock roundabout proposal

    WOODSTOCK – A proposal to build a roundabout at an accident-prone intersection north of town again is moving to bid after the McHenry County Board fre ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

    ATLANTA – When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished r ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 7:02 am
  • Cary mayoral candidates still split on Pedcor's recently opened Garden Place Apartments

    CARY – Interest in Pedcor Investments’ Garden Place Apartments in Cary has been higher than expected, Pedcor Management Corp. area manager Brittany Ha ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Gorsuch sympathizes with workers, often sides with bosses

    The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won't extend her six-m ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam overseas as town hall held without him

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board President Erica Nelson believes Illinois hasn’t been doing its job to fund public education.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • Contested races make Algonquin Township GOP primary a bellwether

    The retirement of the supervisor and an effort to end a family’s half-century hold on the highway commissioner’s office makes the Algonquin Township R ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Cary awarded for excellence in financial reporting

    CARY – For the 18th consecutive year, the village of Cary has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • Protesters converge on U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren’s office

    CAMPTON HILLS – Cloudy skies, blustery wind and a cold drizzle were no deterrent as about 100 people protested outside the Campton Hills district offi ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

    News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White Ho ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • 'No anonymous sources,' President Trump scolds – after White House uses them

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Rep ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump considers 20 million people 'very few'

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of replacin ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:35 am
  • Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown

    WASHINGTON – Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after Wh ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:12 am
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