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  • GOP lawmaker Steve King: America doesn't need 'somebody else's babies'

    WASHINGTON – A veteran Iowa Republican congressman says America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies" and warns of a liberal ef ...
    March 13, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Marengo city administrator cleared of wrongdoing after being accused of boozy Sullivan's parking lot crash

    MARENGO – A grocery store employee accused the city administrator of “reeking of booze” when he struck the employee’s car in the parking lot of Sulliv ...
    March 13, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Some McHenry County law enforcement officials unsure about Trump's order on immigration

    President Donald Trump’s administration has urged local law enforcement agencies to help the federal government strongly enforce immigration laws, but ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:12 am
  • McHenry County residents protest Gov. Bruce Rauner at Crystal Lake appearance

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Members of the Democratic Party of McHenry County and McHenry County Progressives participated in a protest Saturday night protesting G ...
    March 12, 2017 - 12:17 pm
  • VP Mike Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Vice President Mike Pence appealed for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul during a brief visit ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Trump praises arrest of 'troubled person' who climbed White House fence

    POTOMAC FALLS, Va. – President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the U.S. Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" apprehending a "troubled person" w ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Now-fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara boasts of 'absolute independence'

    NEW YORK – A Manhattan federal prosecutor who said "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption ann ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has ruled for police, and suspects, in crime cases

    WASHINGTON – Judge Neil Gorsuch wasn't convinced that a teenager who made burping sounds in a classroom should be arrested, handcuffed and taken to ju ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • New law aimed at reducing Illinois prison population

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has been joined by Democratic lawmakers to sign a measure his office said is “the most comprehensive criminal justice refo ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Labor experts unsure of future if Illinois state government workers strike

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s unclear whether people who might replace state employees in the event of a strike by Illinois’ largest public-employee union could ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks Trump's immigration policy in Elgin

    ELGIN – Since the Mayflower landed, immigrants have been a subject of debate in the U.S., and now – under President Donald Trump’s immigration policy ...
    March 11, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Lake in the Hills village administrator placed on administrative leave

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village’s leader is on administrative leave, but elected officials aren’t saying why.
    March 10, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County districts, lawmakers watching new school funding reform efforts

    Once again, a panel in Springfield has sounded off on how to fix the school funding formula in Illinois.
    March 10, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Trump transition knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told President Donald Trump's transition team that Flynn might need to register with the Justi ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:48 pm
  • Crystal Lake City Council objects to McHenry County rezoning in watershed

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council is objecting to a county rezoning just outside city limits and in the Crystal Lake Watershed.
    March 10, 2017 - 12:54 am
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