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  • James Comey: FBI probing links between Russia, Trump associates

    WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates ...
    March 20, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid

    WASHINGTON – The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who've made their own proposal about how to o ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Trump adviser's husband picked for Justice post, report says

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has chosen the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Departm ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Jack Franks wants McHenry County to reduce property tax levy by 10 percent

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks wants a committee to work with county officials to trim at least $7.93 million from the 2018 pro ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Huntley trustees OK plans for $30M independent senior living facility

    HUNTLEY – Aside from some concerns with parking, Huntley trustees were supportive of a new independent senior living facility planned to come to the v ...
    March 17, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy

    WASHINGTON – An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion ...
    March 17, 2017 - 8:24 am
  • Algonquin plans $6.3M in downtown improvements in proposed 2018 budget

    ALGONQUIN – The village plans to invest millions in its downtown during the next year.The proposed b ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry mayor candidates address city issues at League of Women Voters forum

    McHENRY – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County held a candidates’ forum Thursday for the two contested City Council races in McHenry.
    March 17, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Former mayor, local business owner face off in McHenry mayor race

    McHENRY – Downtown revitalization and lowering property taxes are two of the main issues in the two-way race for McHenry mayor.
    March 15, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as U.S. economy improves

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that further hikes this year ...
    March 15, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive violent crime-fighting strategies of the 1990s that focused on sending certain ...
    March 15, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • League of Women Voters hosting forum for McHenry mayor, City Council

    McHENRY – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County is hosting a candidates’ forum for the two contested City Council races.
    March 15, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • Obama's final year: U.S. spent $36 million in lawsuits refusing to turn over records under FOIA

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over feder ...
    March 14, 2017 - 9:19 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: What about Trump's vow on health coverage?

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told Americans he'd do it all on health care: "insurance for everybody," better coverage and lower consumer costs. ...
    March 14, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • CBO says 24 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2026 under Republican bill

    WASHINGTON – Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and ...
    March 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
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