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  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    WASHINGTON – A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next ...
    NEW: May 23, 2015 - 7:59 am
  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    WASHINGTON – In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Clinton received sensitive info on private email account

    WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplom ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    BEIRUT – Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Drew Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois prisons director resigns 2 months after taking job

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's state corrections director, who took over a crowded prison system just two months ago, has resigned, offici ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Democrats giving no hint of compromise with Rauner on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint on Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Ra ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Correction

    A story about the McHenry County Board budget on page A3 of the Thursday, May 21, newspaper incorrectly listed the inflationary property tax increase ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • McHenry County farms, businesses connect on locally grown food

    The newest item on the menu of 1776 Restaurant in Crystal Lake is a living salad.It starts with tray ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • McHenry, Lake county government consolidation bill still stuck in committee

    State Sen. Pam Althoff said she cannot move a contentious government consolidation bill out of committee because she no longer has control of it – an ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Bond lowered for McHenry man accused of rape

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County prosecutor on Friday detailed violent rape allegations at a bond hearing for a McHenry man.
    May 22, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • McHenry County spelling champ heads to national bee

    JOHNSBURG – Mareike Western has spent at least 16 hours online in the past two months.But unlike mos ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Johnsburg School District 12 coach hiring vote violated OMA, Attorney General says (with documents)

    JOHNSBURG – The Johnsburg School District 12 Board will have to re-vote to hire its high-school football coach after the Attorney General’s Office con ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • DUI charges refiled for Woodstock city council member-elect

    WOODSTOCK – The drunken driving charge against a newly-elected, and still-to-be-seated city councilman was refiled in McHenry County court.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Woodstock father denies allegations in shaken baby case

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock man accused in a shaken baby case has denied all allegations that he injured the 4-month-old child.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:11 pm
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