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  • Georgio’s a great spot for a family dinner/feast
    Searching for street parking is a nuisance, and if it takes too long, can start off dinner on a negative note. Luckily, Sunday night we were able to get a spot just in front of the door of Georgio’s Pizza in downtown Crystal Lake. Located across from the train station on East Woodstock Street, we rushed inside from the cold and were quickly seated in the front dining area next to the window. With a total of five diners, we had some planning to do. More
  • Begalka: Civics does the body good
    With the next election nearly upon us, it’s not all that surprising that an old history guy’s fancy can turn to politics … in particular, knowledge about the American political system. Back in the day, they referred to it as “civics.” An August survey conducted by the Pennsylvania-based Annenberg Public Policy Center, found that just two in five American adults (39%) were able to correctly identify the three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. More
  • McHenry County Board member to file document that was subject of ethics complaint
    McHenry County Board member Mike Skala acknowledged Thursday that he did not file an economic statement that was one of the subjects of an Ethics Commission complaint filed by a Cary resident. Under county ordinances, elected public officials must filed an addendum to the their Illinois Statement of Economic Interests – which is filed annually with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office – with the McHenry County clerk. One such reporting requirement for the statement of economic interests is the identity of any c More
  • Trump doubles down on debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a “fictional narrative” and said it played into Russia’s hands. Trump called in to “Fox & Friends” and said he was trying to root out corruption in the Eastern European nation when he withheld aid over the summer. More
  • AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’
    ABOARD A US GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of screw-ups.” In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said his concerns were prompted by the numerous irregularities at the New York jail where Epstein was being held. More
  • This Day in History: Nov. 15
    1984: Stephanie Fae Beauclair, the infant publicly known as “Baby Fae” who had received a baboon’s heart to replace her own congenitally deformed one, dies at Loma Linda University Medical Center in ...
    11/14/2019 - 8:57 pm | View Link
  • Regional final against Detroit Country Day ‘one of the biggest football games in Milan history’
    So, with the stakes as high as they are, Hoskins didn’t sugarcoat how important this matchup is for his team. “This is one of the biggest football games in Milan history,” Hoskins said. “There’s a lot ...
    11/14/2019 - 10:00 am | View Link
  • Nvidia's stock options traders prep for a smaller one-day post-earnings move than history might suggest
    Shares of Nvidia Corp. NVDA, -0.41% fell 0.7% in midday trading, ahead of the graphics chip maker's third-quarter results, due out after the closing bell. Options traders are prepared for some ...
    11/14/2019 - 3:06 am | View Link
  • Astros can make history if Bregman wins MVP
    Alex Bregman will try to give the Houston Astros an unprecedented sweep. If the All-Star slugger is selected the American League's Most Valuable Player when voting results are announced Thursday, the ...
    11/13/2019 - 6:06 pm | View Link
  • Pearl Harbor survivor keeps infamous day’s history alive, but as aging vets pass on, who will tell their stories?
    Click here if you’re unable to view the video on your mobile device. Mickey Ganitch is an old man now because all the members of his generation are old men, their ranks thinning daily, their stories ...
    11/12/2019 - 6:35 am | View Link
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