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  • Russia and China veto new U.N. sanctions on Syria

    UNITED NATIONS – Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed new U.N. sanctions on Syria, and the U.S. ambassador accused both countries of refusing to hold Pr ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • No immediate ruling made on Dakota Access pipeline work

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge said Tuesday that he'll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Republican primary: Gasser upsets longtime Algonquin Township highway commissioner

    Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Robert Miller’s 24-year reign, and his family’s half-century lock on the office, came to an end with challenge ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Sessions suggests police need less federal scrutiny

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions painted a grim vision of violence in America on Tuesday, telling state law enforcement officials that a re ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Trump says 'time to join forces' to bring greatness to America

    WASHINGTON – Heralding a “new chapter of American greatness,” President Donald Trump issued a broad call for overhauling the nation’s health care syst ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Conservatives rebel on health care; Trump backs key elements of GOP plan

    WASHINGTON – Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the healt ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Rauner simplifies job-application program ahead of possible AFSCME strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said Tuesday that it has made it simpler to round up temporary workers in case the state’s major publ ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois Senate makes progress on 'grand bargain'

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate lurched forward on a budget compromise Tuesday but the critical votes for breaking the historic budget stalemate are ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Dems stick with muted ways of exercising art of dissent

    WASHINGTON – They didn't heckle. There were no in-your-face pink "pussyhats." There were just a few no-shows.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:03 pm
  • MCC's Bioneers Speaker event canceled

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Tuesday's Bioneers Speaker Series event at McHenry County College has been canceled, according to the community college.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 3:45 pm
  • Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

    WASHINGTON – Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the healt ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:41 pm
  • 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
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