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  • 11 states sue over President Obama's school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use ...
    May 25, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court to review hospital taxation issue

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a case regarding the constitutionality of hospital tax exemptions.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Tapes: Drew Peterson planned celebration after hit on prosecutor

    CHESTER – Wiretapped conversations show Drew Peterson planning an alcohol-fueled prison celebration after arranging for another inmate's uncle to kill ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

    WASHINGTON – The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to de ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • State department audit faults Hillary Clinton on emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit found Wednesday.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe: I followed the law in accepting donations

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he is confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

    For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • Anti-Donald Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy thre ...
    May 25, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Metra has free rides for accompanied children 11 and younger

    CHICAGO – The Chicago area's commuter rail agency says children ages 11 and younger will be able to ride free with an adult this summer.
    May 25, 2016 - 7:50 am
  • Algonquin police reports for May 25, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Thunderstorms in McHenry County forecast through Saturday

    McHenry County residents might need to keep their umbrellas handy through Saturday, based on the forecast from the National Weather Service.
    May 25, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 25; Protests turn violent outside Trump rally

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 25, 2016 - 6:25 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Keep eyes on road, off smartphone

    I can think of no invention of the past 25 years that’s had a greater effect on Americans’ lives than the smartphone. And for the most part, the effec ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Bernotas Middle School's 5K raises $8,210 for NAMI in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The first-ever Viking Strong 5K at Bernotas Middle School raised more than $8,000 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in McHenr ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:57 pm
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