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  • McHenry County Board committee recommends sweeping changes to structure

    WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc committee convened by new McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks recommended the largest overhaul to the way the board operat ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • Village of Cary appoints interim village administrator

    CARY – Cary Assistant Village Administrator Jake Rife will be filling in as interim village administrator after Chris Clark's last day on the job on F ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 3:48 pm
  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is Trump's pick for ambassador to China

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the incoming Trump administration's pick for ambassador to China, has long promoted his state's abundant ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay deten ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, fuels conspiracy theories, troubling national security experts

    WASHINGTON – On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:43 am
  • Only repealing the Affordable Care Act would make 30 million people uninsured, study says

    WASHINGTON – Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:37 am
  • Crystal Lake-based District 155 to approve tax levy next week

    The Community High School District 155 Board is set to vote on its levy for next year's property-tax bills.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • President-elect Donald Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

    NEW YORK – Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, t ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Trending story that Hillary Clinton won just 57 counties is false. She won 487 counties.

    NEW YORK – A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • Fox River Grove aims to capture new growth in property tax levy proposal

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village of Fox River Grove is increasing its property tax levy to capture new growth, Village Administrator Derek Soderholm said ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks lays out reform plan, proposed committee overhaul

    WOODSTOCK – On his first official day on the job, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks set the stage for enacting taxpayer-friendly reforms he ma ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Ben Carson chosen for housing secretary by former campaign rival Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Car ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo to visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama

    TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leade ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for week of Dec. 5

    Monday, Dec. 5McHenry City Council: 7 p.m., McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.McHenry County Board: ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • For now, Donald Trump bears signs of a dealmaker president, not a policymaker

    WASHINGTON – He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.It's a freewheeling style ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
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