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  • Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

    WASHINGTON – One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval fr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Animal foundation plans Algonquin location

    ALGONQUIN – An animal adoption and animal-assisted therapy center is proposed for a location on Main Street in Algonquin.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • DNR: Cheaper hunting, fishing licenses unavailable until Oct. 1, says refund will be offered

    Chuck Lemker of Crystal Lake was looking forward to purchasing hunting and fishing licenses at a reduced price this month.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Finalist chosen to lead health department

    The McHenry County Board of Health has selected its candidate to supervise the health department. T ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee com ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Audit reveals lax bookkeeping, oversight of senior grant funds

    An audit of how the Nunda Township Road District spent grant money for its senior bus program revealed sloppy bookkeeping and lax oversight but no out ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Quinn vetoes state ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday afte ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    INDIANAPOLIS – When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • McHenry County Board of Health expected to choose new department leader

    The McHenry County Board of Health is expected to select one of two finalists to fill the health department's top slot.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – A taxicab industry spokeswoman says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would've given customers some protection in the emer ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

    WASHINGTON – Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?But if you count on your tax ref ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:23 pm
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