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  • Donald Trump battles Meryl Streep as Cabinet picks prepare for grilling

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are preparing to face public questioning over their business conflicts, their approach to Russia and oth ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 8:15 am
  • Outgoing state Rep. Mike Tryon reflects on political career

    There are a lot of things that state Rep. Mike Tryon will miss when his representation of McHenry County in Springfield officially ends Wednesday.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Trump's pick for national intelligence director spent years lobbying

    WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Dan Coats, in line to be national intelligence director, has swung back and forth between government service and lobbying, th ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • LGBT activists view President Obama as staunch champion of their cause

    It was a new look for the White House, bathed in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Donald Trump says hack had no impact on election after intel briefing

    WASHINGTON – After a briefing from the nation's top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Russians did not ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 2:32 pm
  • Obama says he'd back Obamacare repeal if GOP has better plan

    WASHINGTON – Putting pressure on Republicans, President Barack Obama pledged Friday to publicly support repealing "Obamacare" if Republicans come up w ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 12:08 pm
  • Trump to ask Congress to pay for border wall; tweets Mexico will pay for it, without details on how

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that Mexico will reimburse American taxpayers for a new border wall and that U.S. money sp ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Advisory anti-tax referendums to go to voters in McHenry, Kane counties

    Voters in McHenry and Kane counties will get an opportunity to tell local governments on April 4 what they already know but may not take seriously eno ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • Crystal Lake City Council nixes library request for referendum do-over

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Public Library District will not get a do-over April 4 of its failed Nov. 8 advisory building referendum.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Trump uses WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to cast doubt on U.S. intel case on hacking

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump is using WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence community's case that Russia ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:49 am
  • Kansas Congressman grounds son for dabbing during swearing-in photo op

    WASHINGTON – A new Kansas Congressman is dishing out discipline after his 17-year-old son pulled a dance move resembling a sneeze during a photo shoot ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:48 am
  • GOP drops weakening of ethics office, Trump challenges timing of changes

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans reversed themselves Tuesday and dropped plans to swiftly gut an independent congressional ethics board.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • Trump targets General Motors in tweet, but GM only imported 4,500 Chevy Cruze cars from Mexico

    DETROIT – In another tweet targeting a U.S. company, President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to slap a tax on General Motors for importing compact ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency

    HONOLULU – His last presidential vacation behind him, Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 7:47 am
  • President-elect Donald Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump says that "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticis ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:25 am
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