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  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Watchdog blames IRS incompetence for lost tea party emails

    WASHINGTON – Investigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails related to the tax agency ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois residents to keep insurance subsidies after ruling

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul allows thousands of I ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O’Hare falling behind

    CHICAGO – O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum ter ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Supreme Court health care subsidies ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical

    MIAMI — Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes Illinois budget, cites $4 billion deficit

    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bulk of the Illinois budget Thursday that the Democratic-controlled Legislature sent him, increa ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies: The latest

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Central)
    June 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during Illinois budget clash

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a dispute betwe ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Illinois State Rep. Mike Tryon will not seek re-election in 2016

    Republican state Rep. Mike Tryon announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election next year, ending a 12-year run representing McHenry County in ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • McHenry County government receives energy award

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County government’s conservation initiatives have won it an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties.
    June 27, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois budget cuts hit home for McHenry, Lake county fairs

    WOODSTOCK – Don’t let news of state budget cuts fool you – the 2015 McHenry County Fair is on as scheduled for the first week in August.
    June 24, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Democrats battle themselves on Chicago school pension bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats' cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to appr ...
    June 23, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Rule change to hash out McHenry County Board committee assignments moves forward

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee tentatively has approved a system after each election by which it will appoint members to the group that ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Carter: U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO

    TALLINN, Estonia – The U.S. committed Monday to contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, as needed for NATO's new rapid reaction ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:57 pm
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