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  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • A ‘presidential’ Trump 2.0? Not so fast, candidate says

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Standing in a conference room at a swanky South Florida hotel, Donald Trump’s chief adviser assured Republican insiders his boss was ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Va. gov. enables 200,000 felons to vote in Nov.

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • 8 relatives shot in head in Ohio; killer thought to be loose

    PIKETON, Ohio – Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head Fri ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Ex-congressmen send letters asking for leniency for Hastert

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, several other former congressmen and a onetime CIA chief were among 41 people who wrote letters ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Federal officials deny Illinois appeal for disaster funds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from floo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Wonder Lake home uninhabitable after fire

    WONDER LAKE – A single-family home in Wonder Lake was left uninhabitable Friday afternoon after a blaze that brought firefighters from eight agencies, ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Lakemoor police reports for Friday, April 22, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Ted Cruz, likable guy? He's working on that

    WASHINGTON – After spending a year campaigning as a hardened, uncompromising conservative, Ted Cruz wants voters to see him in a different light.
    April 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board OKs Sage YMCA pool rental contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Community High School District 155 official hopes a newly approved contract for the competitive swimming pool at Sage YMCA will lay t ...
    April 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • 4-vehicle McHenry crash sends pregnant woman to hospital

    McHENRY –A pregnant woman was transported to an area hospital after a four-vehicle crash in McHenry, a fire official said Friday.
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • David McSweeney bill to eliminate lieutenant governor passes Illinois House

    A joint resolution proposing to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor passed through the Illinois House of Representatives by a 95-10 vote Frida ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • House OKs Tryon bill that increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low income Illinoisans

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans who rely on public assistance programs may soon be able to use their benefits to gain better access to fresh fruits and vege ...
    April 22, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • GOP takes on Library of Congress on immigration terminology

    WASHINGTON – Congress may not be able to reform the immigration system, fix the broken tax code or even pass a budget. But it's telling the Library of ...
    April 22, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • Ex-Hillary Clinton staffer again says no to testifying to Congress

    WASHINGTON – A lawyer for the former Hillary Clinton staffer who helped maintain her private email server has told Congress that his client still will ...
    April 22, 2016 - 2:31 pm
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