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  • AP Explains: 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

    NEW YORK – After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks takes last stab at ending Illinois lame-duck tax votes

    A local lawmaker who is leaving the General Assembly is making a final effort to make it harder to pass tax increases in the lame-duck session after e ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • President-elect Donald Trump's charity admits to violating IRS self-dealing ban

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump's charity has admitted that it violated IRS regulations barring it from using its money or assets to benefit ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • Conway: Donald Trump believes Republicans should move on from prosecuting Hillary Clinton

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump "doesn't wish to pursue" more investigations into Hillary Clinton's email practices, a top adviser said Tues ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Woodstock officials consider making jail into national monument

    WOODSTOCK – The ultimate future of Woodstock’s historic buildings on the Square is unclear, but officials largely agree the possibilities are endless.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Lake in the Hills police to make the switch to digital radios

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills police will be transitioning to a new radio system as they consolidate and join the Southeast Emergency Communic ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Lakewood trustee running on a reform slate, forming new party

    LAKEWOOD – A local good-government group founded by a trustee and funded in part through his government salary is looking to run a slate of fiscally c ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Kris Kobach, Trump supporter, pitches hard-line immigration plan for DHS

    WASHINGTON – An immigration adviser to President-elect Donald Trump and a possible candidate for a top government post wants to make some changes at t ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Jack Franks, wary of lame-duck 'shenanigans,' not stepping down early from state rep seat

    McHenry County Board Chairman-elect Jack Franks will not be stepping down early from his Illinois House seat, in the event that he has to oppose any e ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Public access for week of Nov. 21

    MondayMcHenry City Council: 7 p.m., McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.TuesdayAlgonquin Committee of ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Woodstock council members mull future of Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – City officials want to retain ownership of the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House as Woodstock tries to determine the best way to make the ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • New law requires salon workers in Illinois get domestic violence training

    A first-of-its-kind law will provide hair salon employees throughout the state with training in order to be able to identify signs of domestic abuse a ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Algonquin launches new village website

    ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin has launched its new website, which features a mobile-friendly design.
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Political risks come with control of Washington for GOP

    WASHINGTON – For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.As they prepare to take control of ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • With stopgap state budget ending, all eyes now on Springfield, lawmakers

    While all eyes were on the most divisive presidential election in recent memory, Illinois’ already lousy financial footing got worse.
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:09 am
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