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  • 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
  • AP fact check: President Trump's claims on travel ban are misleading, wrong

    WASHINGTON – In the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump has staunchly defended his order temporarily banning refugees and nearly all ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 3:40 pm
  • President Trump denies immigration restriction caused airport chaos

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday denied his immigration order was to blame for the chaos at nation airports over the weekend, instead poi ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 8:09 am
  • Trump, Putin discuss 'mutually beneficial' trade, security

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump had an hourlong discussion Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin – the first since Trump assumed office l ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Donald Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump acted Saturday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington, banning administration o ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Lawmakers differ on lawsuit to stop Illinois state workers' pay without budget

    Several of McHenry County’s lawmakers have differing opinions on Thursday’s move by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to suspend all state employees’ payc ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Donald Trump shuts door on refugees, but will the America be safer?

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says his halt to immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of n ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • U.S. judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to Presi ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • Despair, confusion reign as Trump's travel ban hits

    An Iraqi pleaded for his life to President Donald Trump. A longtime New Yorker, born in Syria, wondered how he would get home from a trip abroad. Chur ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 8:09 pm
  • Anger erupts over Trump's order banning refugees from U.S.

    LONDON – Anger erupted on Saturday — along with some praise from the far-right — about U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on refugees entering the Unit ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 2:21 pm
  • Growing fallout from President Trump's new immigration crackdown

    WASHINGTON – The fallout grew Saturday from President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown as U.S. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from sev ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 2:18 pm
  • League of Women Voters announces forums for McHenry County races

    The League of Women Voters of McHenry County will hold candidate forums through February and March for seven local races in the April 4 election.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • GOP warns President Trump about lifting sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON – A day ahead of President Donald Trump's weekend call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fight within the Republican Party over th ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 3:45 pm
  • AP Fact Check: New Trump salvo on voter fraud lacks evidence

    AUSTIN, Texas – President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his widely debunked claims of massive voter fraud by encouraging the work of a Texas man who ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 3:04 pm
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