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  • Congress OKs bipartisan budget deal, but road ahead not easy

    WASHINGTON – Congress sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan budget accord Friday that staves off a destabilizing U.S. default, eases the threat of ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • U.S. escalates involvement in Syria amid talks on Assad future

    WASHINGTON – The United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State in Syria on Friday, pledging the first open deployment of military boots ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Rauner says he will send Emanuel dead fish after budget spat

    CHICAGO – The public spat between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached a new level Friday, as the mayor said the Republican should ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Rare statewide Democrat tries to hold on as Mississippi AG in Deep South

    JACKSON, Miss. (— Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is hardly out of place in Southern politics: He speaks often about his Christian faith and rai ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • McHenry County reps help elect Paul Ryan as House Speaker, vote against budget deal

    Local U.S. House members voted to elect Paul Ryan as the new House speaker, and against a two-year budget deal that rids him of a major starting-gate ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher's brother running for 26th Illinois Senate

    Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher has entered the 26th Illinois Senate District race, making the Republican primary to replace outgoing Sen. Dan Duffy a th ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • McHenry County representatives optimistic about Illinois budget, but not a quick fix

    McHenry County lawmakers are optimistic a meeting between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders will help lead to an end to the four-month state b ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 4:15 pm
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