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  • 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
  • Lisa Madigan files to stop state workers' pay until budget passed

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a motion to stop the payment of state workers' salaries until legislators and Gov. Bruc ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Republicans divided over border wall as Trump era begins

    PHILADELPHIA – Congressional Republicans leave their annual policy retreat divided over paying for President Donald Trump's border wall, one of severa ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 8:12 am
  • To pay for a proposed border wall, Donald Trump wants a 20 percent tax on imports

    PHILADELPHIA – President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans to help him enact "great and lasting change" during a party retreat Thursday but of ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 3:38 pm
  • Official: Trump wants to slash EPA workforce, budget

    WASHINGTON – The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new admin ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm
  • GOP leaders: Bill to build wall along Mexico's border will cost up to $15 billion

    PHILADELPHIA – Congress will move legislation this year providing up to $15 billion to build a wall along the Mexican boundary, Republican leaders sai ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Lakewood zoning board member appointed to fill Village Board vacancy

    LAKEWOOD – The village’s Planning and Zoning Commission chairman is filling out the remaining two years of former Trustee Ken Santowski’s term.
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Algonquin trustees recommend approval for medical marijuana dispensary

    ALGONQUIN – A medical marijuana dispensary is one step closer to coming to Algonquin.The facility, a ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:39 am
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