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  • Absent Voters: McHenry County voter interest declines over decade

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part one of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half of part one on how residents who have high and low civic ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • State of McHenry County address to focus on economic development

    WOODSTOCK – Improving the county’s economic engine will again be one of the themes of this year’s State of the County Address.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • AP SPIN METER: Bernie Sanders says he'll quickly break up big banks

    WASHINGTON – Battling across Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-country vote on Monday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dueling on fertile populist ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Now deeply Christian, Ted Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

    AUSTIN, Texas – Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and pro ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    WASHINGTON – In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday in Baltimore on his first president ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Road projects, dispatch center expansion part of McHenry proposals for year

    McHENRY –A list of road projects, park improvements and public safety changes totaling an estimated $85.3 million has been identified for the next fi ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Marco Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

    MUSCATINE, Iowa – Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • Obama to address Illinois General Assembly on building 'better politics' next month

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama will return to the Illinois Capitol next month, where the former state senator plans to speak to a deeply divided Leg ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • FEMA to help assess Illinois flood damage

    SPRINGFIELD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coming to Illinois to help assess damage from early-winter floods that struck nearly two doze ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Illinois GOP calls Democrats’ college spending bill a hoax

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats approved $721.5 million for tuition grants and community colleges Thursday, a move Republicans called an empty promis ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Carle to appeal to Illinois Supreme Court on tax exemptions

    URBANA – An Illinois health care system plans to appeal a court ruling involving whether hospitals should pay taxes.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • McHenry County Board township consolidation vote violated Open Meetings Act, AG rules

    WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office ruled that the McHenry County Board violated the Open Meetings Act when it allowed two members to p ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Obama creates new cancer task force, blessing Biden's effort

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in charg ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Viewer's Guide: Donald Trump drama, closing arguments before Iowa

    WASHINGTON – It's one thing to attack Donald Trump when he's standing on the presidential debate stage. But what about when he's not?
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:57 am
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