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  • University of Illinois trustees endorse plan to increase enrollment

    CHICAGO – University of Illinois' board of trustees on Thursday endorsed an ambitious plan from the system's president to increase enrollment by nearl ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • Registered sex offender accused of playing Santa in Huntley

    WOODSTOCK – A former substance abuse counselor and convicted sex offender formally denied a charge Wednesday that accused him of playing Santa Claus f ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • McHenry County road salt usage average this winter despite milder January weather

    Most of McHenry County’s public works departments are in a good position to have enough road salt to last the winter.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Black Americans weep for Obama era, uncertain futures

    WASHINGTON – On the night in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the country’s first black president, many black Americans wept.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Doctors consider allowing 41st President George H.W. Bush to breathe on his own

    HOUSTON – Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Ba ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • U.S. bombers strike 2 Islamic State camps in Libya

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, killing more than 80 fighters in an unusual mission ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • Washington, D.C., welcomes Trump ahead of inauguration

    WASHINGTON – With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington, D.C., on Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguratio ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • U.S. court cites right to gun-range use, tosses Chicago limits

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago is grappling with another in a series of defeats in its bid to regulate guns and tamp down gun violence, this time after ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • Cheers and ceremony: Trump sweeps in for his big day

    WASHINGTON – Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and quick ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:38 pm
  • Lack of Latinos in Trump's Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:03 pm
  • Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 2:06 pm
  • Rick Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

    WASHINGTON – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Poll: Donald Trump's favorability compared to previous incoming presidents

    In this data visualization from The Associated Press, Donald Trump's favorability ratings compared to previous incoming presidents is lower.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • U.S. jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:27 am
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake to give out food, clothes Saturday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Food and clothes will be given out to those in need Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:48 am
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