Skillicorn decries compromise budget

Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner’s pleas for unity on Tuesday night, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) told the McHenry Times that he won’t vote for a state budget from either party that maintains the status quo. “I’m urging all Republicans and the governor to stand with me in opposition to the massive tax hikes and the shameful $ 169 million More...

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By United Press International On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Handel defeats Ossoff in most expensive House race in history

Ray Downs United Press International ROSWELL, Ga. (UPI) — Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive congressional election in U.S. history to replace former Georgia Rep. Tom More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Ferguson settles lawsuit over black teen killed by police in Missouri

Ian Simpson Reuters FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) — The parents of black teenager Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson, Missouri, have settled a lawsuit over his fatal shooting by a white city police officer More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Manchester United boss José Mourinho subject of Spanish tax fraud investigation

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United’s boss may be following those of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar in a similar fashion as the other three: a summons to appear in court. Manchester More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea

Jonathan Allen Reuters CINCINNATI (Reuters) — Preliminary findings from the autopsy of a University of Virginia student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months will be released on Tuesday or Wednesday, More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

Bill Barrow Associated Press ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The most expensive House race in U.S. history heads to voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Either Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that’s More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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American detainee’s death in North Korea baffles experts

Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Elections board will be ‘toast’ without new computers by 2018 elections, official says

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ ongoing budget problem has left the Illinois State Board of Elections in a financial hole so deep that agency officials claim they can’t afford the new computers they need to handle More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release

Steve Gorman Reuters CINCINNATI (Reuters) — An American university student held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months died at a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after he was released from captivity More...