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  • U.S. economy grew at weak 1.9 percent rate in 4th quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew at an anemic 1.9 percent rate in the fourth quarter, unchanged from an initial estimate, although consumers perform ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 8:25 am
  • Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

    NEW YORK – When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides' cell phones to check for comm ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 8:23 am
  • Supreme Court skeptical of sex offender social media ban

    WASHINGTON – With a nod to the importance of social media in American life, the Supreme Court signaled Monday that it could strike down a North Caroli ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • College Board names Johnsburg School District 12 on latest AP District Honor Roll

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg School District 12 recently has been placed on the seventh annual AP District Honor Roll by The College Board.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Marengo City Council approves quarry proposal

    MARENGO – Concerns about foul smell, water contamination and environmental issues were raised Monday at a public hearing on a proposed 510-acre quarry ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Algonquin, Grafton and Nunda township candidates seek shot at ballot in primary election

    Republican voters in Algonquin, Grafton and Nunda townships will head to ballot boxes Tuesday to select which candidates for township office will adva ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • After years of declining revenue, United hits the thrusters

    DALLAS – United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world’s biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost grou ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfu ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • 911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

    OLATHE, Kan. – A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men to ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core econom ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Illinois town in Trump territory backs detained immigrant

    WEST FRANKFORT – A southern Illinois community that solidly backed President Donald Trump has rallied behind a Mexican restaurant manager who doesn’t ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • League of Women Voters holding forum for D-15, D-156 candidates

    McHENRY – Voters will be able to meet and hear from the candidates for the McHenry School District 15 and McHenry Community High School District 156 b ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Chance the Rapper, Rauner to talk Chicago school funding

    CHICAGO – Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plan to meet this week to discuss funding education in Chicago.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Pro-Trump 'Spirit of America' rally to be held in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A group is expected to gather on the Woodstock Square this weekend in support of President Donald Trump.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:27 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should convicted sex offenders be barred from using social media?
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