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  • Fact Check: Kellyanee Conway cites Bowling Green 'massacre' that didn't happen

    A top aide to President Donald Trump has cited a 2011 "massacre" in Kentucky that never happened as a reason why the administration's temporary ban on ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 7:08 am
  • Congress scraps Obama rules on coal mining, guns

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • President Trump vows to repeal political limits on churches

    WASHINGTON – Warning that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an IRS rule barr ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee to review rule changes for electronic voting

    WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee will weigh in Thursday on rule changes that would cover the new electronic voting system implemen ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • State Rep. Allen Skillicorn filing bill to carry proposed balanced budget

    A local state representative will make an effort to carry a state budget plan developed by a conservative free-market group.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • How Trump's immigration order could hurt the U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries could slow the U.S. economy by hampe ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • President Trump urges Senate to use 'nuclear option' and push through court pick

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump urged Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • GOP suspends Senate rule, rams Trump cabinet picks through panel

    WASHINGTON – In the latest intensification of partisan hostilities, Republicans rammed President Donald Trump's picks to be Treasury and health secret ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Hillary Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new book

    NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 9:16 am
  • Senate GOP united, Democrats skeptical of Trump court pick

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans are standing united behind President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and bracing ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • Obama fights back: Former president's orbit resists Trump

    WASHINGTON – Dismayed by the Trump administration's first days, former President Barack Obama's loyalists, former aides and even his spokesman are spe ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 4:32 pm
  • Betsy DeVos may have used official's remarks without attribution

    WASHINGTON – Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos appears to have used quotes from an Obama administration official without attribution in her resp ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • U.S. military botches online fight against Islamic State

    TAMPA, Fla. – On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing ral ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:31 am
  • Former McHenry County prosecutor among lawyers at O'Hare helping immigrant travelers

    A former McHenry County prosecutor was among dozens of lawyers who flocked to O’Hare International Airport over the weekend to assist travelers who we ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:26 am
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