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  • Republican debate sure to highlight party's fractured field

    WASHINGTON – A smaller cast of Republican presidential candidates returns to the main debate stage Thursday night, one of the last high-profile opport ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 9:29 am
  • U.S. Navy sailors released unharmed by Iran in less than a day

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – It turned out to be the international crisis that wasn’t.Less than a d ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Rauner aide blasts university ‘cronyism’ amid funding debate

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner took a shot at “waste” and “cronyism” in public universities Wednesday, telling lawmakers through a surrogate that sch ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Federal funds unclaimed by Illinois child welfare agency

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services likely lost out on about $40 million in federal money in the last two years because ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • McHenry County representatives react to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address

    McHenry County’s congressional representatives reacted along party lines to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, delivered Tuesd ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Obama warns against giving in to election-year cynicism

    WASHINGTON – Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that fi ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • U.S. border agents begin inspecting U.S.-bound trucks in Mexico

    TIJUANA, Mexico – U.S. authorities began working Tuesday on Mexican soil for the first time to inspect trucks bound from Tijuana to the United States ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • State Rep. David McSweeney bill cracks down on government meal, travel expenses

    Local government officials and employees would have a harder time traveling and dining on the taxpayers’ dime under a bill filed by a McHenry County l ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • McHenry County Board wants lawmakers to pursue pro-consolidation, tax relief laws

    WOODSTOCK – Making state law more friendly to government consolidation and property tax reform dominates the McHenry County Board’s list of things it ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Benghazi panel Republican 'hopeful' Hillary Clinton will be charged

    WASHINGTON – A Republican member of the House Benghazi committee says he is "hopeful" the Justice Department will bring charges against Democratic pre ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Obama vetoes bill to repeal signature health care law

    WASHINGTON – Protecting his signature domestic achievement, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation to repeal his health care law, saying ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • State Department misses court deadline for Hillary Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON – The State Department released Friday another 3,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 8:11 am
  • Rauner implements merit pay for some workers; AFSCME opposed

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is starting a new compensation system for some state workers that includes merit pay and bonuses for savi ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • State faulted for 'incomplete' record searches under Clinton

    WASHINGTON – The State Department produced "inaccurate and incomplete" responses to public records requests while Democratic presidential hopeful Hill ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Half of Illinois schools won’t keep fronting MAP grant money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois colleges put up $168 million of their own money to help students attend classes last fall because there’s no state budget deal, ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:49 pm
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