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  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • More school employees can give epinephrine injection under new law

    A law that takes effect Friday expands the list of people who may give epinephrine injections to schoolchildren suffering severe allergic reactions.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

    WASHINGTON – The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's in ...
    July 31, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Lakemoor plans for bike path construction in spring

    LAKEMOOR – The first major project in Lakemoor’s effort to connect its neighborhoods with biking and walking paths is moving ahead.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Congress OKs VA, highway bills; no action on border measure

    WASHINGTON — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

    MOSCOW – Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Mental Health Board to maintain local agency spending levels

    The McHenry County Mental Health Board is maintaining its funding levels for its client agencies next year despite yet another decline in tax revenue.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    CHICAGO – Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a report ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • County begins developing code of conduct for appointees

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is wasting no time developing a code of conduct for its appointees to boards and commissions to follow.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging yo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of A ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:10 pm
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