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  • 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
  • Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites

    WASHINGTON – Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into spac ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana advocates push for expansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois medical marijuana advocates say they delivered 25,000 signatures to Gov. Bruce Rauner ahead of the State of the State address.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner holds his ground in State of the State Address

    In many ways, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s second State of the State Address echoed many of the sentiments from his first.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Algonquin planning biggest slate of capital improvements in village history for 2016-17

    ALGONQUIN – The village is aiming to complete the biggest slate of capital improvements in its history during fiscal 2016-17, village staff said at Tu ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Voters conflicted on relevance of Clinton marriage drama

    WASHINGTON – It's fair game. It's ancient history.It's political. It's personal.Like it or not, the ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Video: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner: 'Mutual respect' required to pass a balanced budget

    During his State of the State address on Thursday, Gov. Bruce Rauner expressed confidence in passing a balanced state budget provided that all sides s ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • Video: Is Donald Trump's big debate gamble a genius move?

    First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Analysis: There or not, Donald Trump drives the GOP debate

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Once again, Donald Trump steals the show.The billionaire Republican's decision ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:44 am
  • Amid budget mess, Rauner to seek more efficient government

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner will call for new ways to make government more efficient as he delivers his second State of the State address Wednesda ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • After ugly first year, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says stay tuned

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • State natural resources agency proposes bobcat hunting rules

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing rules to regulate bobcat hunting and trapping throughout the state.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • EIU president: Layoffs possible without Illinois budget

    CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois University's president says the state budget impasse will bring potential layoffs and furlough time for employees to the ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
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