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  • Illinois cities, counties demand action amid state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD — Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the light ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 5:33 pm
  • Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks

    LE BOURGET, France – Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defia ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway spending and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will t ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Election 2016: Assistant State's Attorney Patrick Kenneally files to run for the top spot

    State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi said he will have more to say Tuesday about the decision by one of his assistants to run for the office.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Health co-op failure in New York leaves doctors owed millions

    NEW YORK – The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Donald Trump says he'd bring back waterboarding

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the U.S. should engage in much more aggressive interrogation techniques on terror ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Election 2016: Active first filing day for McHenry County primary candidates

    WOODSTOCK – The first minute of the first day candidates have to file to run for office in the March 15 primary was a busy one for the McHenry County ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • AP fact check: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

    WASHINGTON – When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican conten ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • SEIU Healthcare sues to force state pay on workers' health

    SPRINGFIELD – A labor union representing home health care workers in Illinois has filed legal action to force the government to pay health insurance c ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Convicted spy Pollard is released after 30 years behind bars

    NEW YORK – Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to cour ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Obama plea to Supreme Court: Save my immigration plan

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court Friday to rescue its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants who a ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's secret stash of surplus military equipment

    FOX LAKE – The basement that is home to the Fox Lake Police Explorers post looks like disgraced Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was preparing for a zombie apocalyp ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: No troops in Syria, even if attack on U.S. soil

    NEW YORK – Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed to keep American troops out of Syria in a sweeping foreign policy address, saying she would resist sending for ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Prairie Grove village property tax rate could fall next year, president says

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove residents could see the amount they pay to the village in property taxes fall next year.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
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