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  • Swing state Colorado mulls universal health care proposal

    DENVER – A new plan for government-run health care that covers everyone is coming from a surprising corner: Colorado, a politically moderate swing sta ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • AP fact check: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

    WASHINGTON – When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican conten ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Ted Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington, reviled by leaders of both parties as an ideological hard-liner loyal only to t ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Near record-setting storm dumps more than a foot of snow on McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A week ago, it was 60 degrees out.Today, there is more than a foot of snow on the gro ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Citizens Utility Board to host utility bill clinic in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – A free clinic coming up in Johnsburg is designed to help residents save on their utility bills.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • McHenry Public Library to close early ahead of Thanksgiving

    McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will close early the day before Thanksgiving and remain closed for the holiday.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Fox Lake to celebrate winter season with parade, tree lighting ceremony

    FOX LAKE – A parade will kick off Fox Lake’s tree lighting ceremony this November.The Illuminated Pa ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District offers private lessons to learn dance to song of choice

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Private classes to learn a special dance for a wedding, daddy-daughter dance or quinceañera will be offered in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Crystal Lake Library looks at hiring construction manager ahead of public input

    CRYSTAL LAKE – As the Crystal Lake Library looks toward a possible November referendum, its board is building a team to help it plan and
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Cary OKs contract with Turning Point for social worker to work with police

    CARY – The Village Board approved a contract with Turning Point, Inc., that will bring a social worker to the village one day a week and asked the pol ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Fox River Grove tries to capture new growth in tax levy proposal

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village anticipates the total amount of money it will collect in property taxes will be about $8,000 higher than last year’s tot ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Huntley rejects proposal to open veterinary clinic on Route 47

    HUNTLEY – The Village Board rejected a request for a special use permit for a veterinary clinic along Route 47 in a 4-1 vote last week, saying they wa ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Paris attacks rooted in Brussels bring question: Why Belgium

    BRUSSELS – The family homes of the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks and one of the suicide bombers stand only a few blocks apart in the Belgi ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • When truth is a casualty of terrorist fears

    WASHINGTON – If truth is the first casualty of war, it can also take a beating in a time of terrorism. A week of raging debate over Syrian refugees an ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • U.S. religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees

    In rare agreement across faith and ideological lines, leaders of major American religious groups have condemned proposed bans on Syrian refugees, cont ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
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