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  • One incumbent loses Harvard City Council seat

    HARVARD – Voters in three of the city’s four aldermanic wards tentatively elected two newcomers and tossed out one incumbent Tuesday evening, but only ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois' Governor Rauner wants to rip 'economic guts' from Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants "rip the economic guts out of Indiana."He to ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Idea of tax on satellite TV in Illinois draws fire from industry

    SPRINGFIELD – Satellite TV representatives say the Illinois legislature shouldn't revive an idea to add a 5 percent tax to customers' bills to pay for ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • Obama says climate change is harming Americans' health

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says climate change isn't just affecting the nation's weather, it's harming Americans' health.
    April 7, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Rand Paul begins 2016 presidential run with litany of woes to fix

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative challenge both to Washington and his fellow Republic ...
    April 7, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Illinois mulls expanded disease list for marijuana program

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, mig ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

    WASHINGTON – As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law are seeing the dir ...
    April 5, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Rauner grants 2 pardons, rejects 57 other clemency requests

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner has issued his first two pardons since becoming Illinois governor, although his office offered no clarity about his criteria fo ...
    April 5, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • McHenry County Board to ratify rule changes Thursday

    The McHenry County Board on Thursday will vote to ratify changes to its rules to accommodate for a popularly elected chairman starting in 2016.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Holes, questions remain for Iran’s nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON – The framework nuclear deal sealed by world powers and Iran leaves major questions: Could Iran cheat? Possibly. Would the U.S. or anyone e ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Local right-to-work idea being tested in Kentucky

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he took office, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said repeatedly he wants to let Illinois voters decide whether to set up their own local right ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rauner suspends $26 million in Illinois health, other money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1 ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

    OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who ...
    April 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Repeat DUI offender who killed Wonder Lake teen prompts call for new law

    Joel Mains got a call last November from the Palatine Police Department that would make any father’s blood boil.
    April 4, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Gov. Rauner signs law to extend utility rate hikes

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law a measure that grants two more years for the state's electric utilities to recover the co ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:56 pm
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