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  • Trump raps 'criminal' leaks, 'dishonest' media, 'bad' judges

    WASHINGTON – Aggrieved and spoiling for a fight, Donald Trump used a marathon encounter with reporters Thursday to denounce the “criminal” leaks that ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain

    WASHINGTON – Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch reaches out, but Democrats still wary

    WASHINGTON – In daily visits to Senate offices, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has tried to make clear to Democrats that he’s an independent think ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois attorney general to appeal denial of request to halt worker pay

    BELLEVILLE – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing bu ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Bill requiring public universities to admit top 10 percent advances in Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public universities to admit first-time freshman applicants who fi ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • President Trump seeks to end legal fight with revised travel ban

    SAN FRANCISCO – President Donald Trump's administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants an end to the legal fight over its ban on travele ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm
  • 'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes many U.S. restaurants

    PHILADELPHIA – The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in the nation's capital and New York closed for the d ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 2:17 pm
  • President Trump defends start of administration, bashes media

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump mounted a vigorous defense of his presidency and accused America's news media of being "out of control" at a White ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:47 pm
  • Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his or ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:20 pm
  • Crystal Lake workers repairing Dole Avenue water main leak

    CRYSTAL LAKE – City workers are repairing a water main leak on South Dole Avenue and Hilkert Court.T ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Applications for unemployment benefits edge up 5,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but still remained at a level indicating a healthy job m ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:09 am
  • Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy to break ground on Cary facility

    CARY – By the end of the summer, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy plans to open its new facility in Cary.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • Rendezvous Bistro reopens, reimagined in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Rendezvous Bistro is back, reinspired under new management.Megan and T.J. Liebetrau of W ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner encourages 'grand bargain' with stronger reforms

    Gov. Bruce Rauner used his annual budget address Wednesday to encourage state lawmakers to reach a “grand bargain” budget deal, but said reforms that ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Lakemoor crash sends 1 driver to hospital, fire official says

    LAKEMOOR – A two-vehicle crash at Routes 120 and 12 in Lakemoor sent one person to the hospital Wednesday, a fire official said. 
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:40 am
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