Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL

Updated at 3:39 PM

Before a smartphone was put in every person's hands and the economy had recovered, way back when wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were still raging and we were all hopeful that the new administration would help pull us out of a deep recession, Washington welcomed the nation's first black president who had promised shake things up and deliver us change. The day was January 20th, 2009.

Updated at 3:18 PM

WASHINGTON — Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday and quickly set to building better ties to the Republican Congress as he kicked off three days of inaugural festivities. Washington braced...

Updated at 2:21 PM

SAN DIEGO — President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge's approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30.

Updated at 2:09 PM

Pretty soon we'll watch as the 44th president rides off into the sunset, up the hill and around the corner to the family's new 

Updated at 2:01 PM

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.

Updated at 12:53 PM

WASHINGTON — In its final hours, the Obama administration on Thursday released the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader in his secret...

Updated at 12:00 PM

Good ole Joe. When he was announced as Barack Obama's running mate in 2008, the vice president brought a working man's charisma and an elderly statesman to a...

Updated at 11:29 AM

After a deeply divisive election, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States on...

Updated at 10:37 AM

Don't just toss out Obamacare - replace it with a system similar to what Ohio already has, Gov. John Kasich will tell congressional leaders today in Washington.

Updated at 10:12 AM

WASHINGTON — From a morning stop at church through the swearing-in to the last dance of the evening, it's going to be an inaugural marathon on Friday. Donald Trump will take Washington by storm, no matter what the weather. (Which, by the...

Updated at 10:03 AM

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, on Thursday remained hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being treated for bronchitis.

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