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  • 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
  • Obama hails Iran framework as 'historic' understanding

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama heralded a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a "historic" agreement and warned Congress Thursday agains ...
    April 2, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • New Jersey U.S. Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption

    NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he accepted nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign c ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Senate Republicans: Hillary Clinton emails 'probably' broke law

    WASHINGTON – Two high-ranking Republican senators are criticizing Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email server, and one says Clinton likely ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Iran nuke talks extended once again after faltering

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims and recriminations ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Road construction season arrives in McHenry County

    The widening of Route 14 between Crystal Lake and Woodstock is by far the largest item that workers this year will cross off McHenry County’s road pro ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Duckworth: Clinton needs to meet with Benghazi committee

    SPRINGFIELD – A war hero congresswoman appeared publicly Tuesday for the first time as a U.S. Senate hopeful, taking jabs at the Republican incumbent, ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Madigan announces Illinois anti-sexual assault effort

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Tuesday she has created a panel to recommend ways to improve prosecution rates of sexual assault ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Lawmaker’s staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

    WASHINGTON – Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock’s current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer question ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Effort spearheaded to consolidate McHenry County's townships

    If he’s successful, Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten just might consolidate himself out of office, along with a large number of his fellow township ...
    March 31, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Public works employees, Lake in the Hills agree to new contract

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills officials and the village’s public works employees have reached a three-year agreement, which the senior union r ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from ...
    March 31, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy sets May 1 deadline for Hillary Clinton interview on emails

    WASHINGTON – The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday he wants to interview Hillary Rodham Cl ...
    March 31, 2015 - 1:17 pm
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