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  • Trump says 'time to join forces' to bring greatness to America

    WASHINGTON – Heralding a “new chapter of American greatness,” President Donald Trump issued a broad call for overhauling the nation’s health care syst ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Conservatives rebel on health care; Trump backs key elements of GOP plan

    WASHINGTON – Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the healt ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Rauner simplifies job-application program ahead of possible AFSCME strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said Tuesday that it has made it simpler to round up temporary workers in case the state’s major publ ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois Senate makes progress on 'grand bargain'

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate lurched forward on a budget compromise Tuesday but the critical votes for breaking the historic budget stalemate are ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Dems stick with muted ways of exercising art of dissent

    WASHINGTON – They didn't heckle. There were no in-your-face pink "pussyhats." There were just a few no-shows.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:03 pm
  • MCC's Bioneers Speaker event canceled

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Tuesday's Bioneers Speaker Series event at McHenry County College has been canceled, according to the community college.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 3:45 pm
  • Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

    WASHINGTON – Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the healt ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:41 pm
  • U.S. economy grew at weak 1.9 percent rate in 4th quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew at an anemic 1.9 percent rate in the fourth quarter, unchanged from an initial estimate, although consumers perform ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 8:25 am
  • Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

    NEW YORK – When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides' cell phones to check for comm ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 8:23 am
  • Supreme Court skeptical of sex offender social media ban

    WASHINGTON – With a nod to the importance of social media in American life, the Supreme Court signaled Monday that it could strike down a North Caroli ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • College Board names Johnsburg School District 12 on latest AP District Honor Roll

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg School District 12 recently has been placed on the seventh annual AP District Honor Roll by The College Board.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Marengo City Council approves quarry proposal

    MARENGO – Concerns about foul smell, water contamination and environmental issues were raised Monday at a public hearing on a proposed 510-acre quarry ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Algonquin, Grafton and Nunda township candidates seek shot at ballot in primary election

    Republican voters in Algonquin, Grafton and Nunda townships will head to ballot boxes Tuesday to select which candidates for township office will adva ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • After years of declining revenue, United hits the thrusters

    DALLAS – United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world’s biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost grou ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfu ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:46 pm
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