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  • 3 candidates seeking mayoral seat in Marengo participate in election forum

    MARENGO – The city’s water and a proposed Interstate 90 interchange were key topics at the municipal candidates forum Thursday at Marengo High School.
    March 21, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • St. Charles father in murder-suicide had previously talked about killing twin girls

    ST. CHARLES – Randall Coffland had talked to his wife about killing his daughters in the past, and about killing himself the same day he took his own ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • 2 ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State leader

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Two former Penn State officials who struck plea deals with prosecutors are expected to testify against ex-university president Graha ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch: I'll be unbiased or 'hang up the robe'

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch pledged to be independent or “hang up the robe” as the U.S. Senate began rancorous hearings Monday on ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Germany's Angela Merkel disputes Trump's NATO debt claim

    BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday underlined Germany’s rejection of a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that her country owes NATO large ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • The countdown begins: Britain to start EU exit March 29

    LONDON – Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support

    WASHINGTON – Emerging from his first meeting with President Donald Trump, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that he was assured the U.S ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for governor in 2018

    CHICAGO – State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday that he’s running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Re ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Linda Liddell, candidate for McHenry County College Board

    Name: Linda LiddellTown: Crystal LakeOffice sought: McHenry County College Board1) What skills, qual ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: David Schenk, candidate for McHenry County College Board

    Name: David SchenkTown: Marengo TownshipOffice sought: Board of Trustees McHenry County College1) Wh ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Thomas Allen, candidate for McHenry County College Board

    Name: Thomas AllenAge: 61Town: LakewoodOffice sought: Trustee McHenry County College 1) What skills, ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Diane Evertsen, candidate for McHenry County College Board

    Name: Diane EvertsenAge: 72Town: HarvardOffice Sought: McHenry County Trustee1.  What skills, qualit ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • Democrats blast FBI director after probe revelation

    WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey's testimony Monday that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President ...
    March 20, 2017 - 4:46 pm
  • White House tries to distance Trump from campaign aides

    WASHINGTON – The White House is distancing itself from two former senior members of Donald Trump's team, amid an FBI investigation into possible conne ...
    March 20, 2017 - 4:31 pm
  • PHOTOS: Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

    On Saturday, GiGi’s Playhouse in McHenry held a special event to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and educate people on what Down syndrome is. Saturd ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:48 am
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