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  They crawled through mud on their bellies. They pressed and pressed, arms shaking, through hundreds of military-style push-ups. They raced around the track in teams of six or seven, while balancing 250-pound logs above their shoulders.

Navy SEAL workout gets Libertyville Wildcats in shape

Updated: 8/31/2012 10:23 AM

  One of the aims of the Daily Herald is to present what happens at the political conventions in a way that brings it home to even reluctant readers, columnist Jim Slusher says.

Getting local to lure attention of the Cynical 75

Updated: 8/30/2012 06:01 AM

  Viewers tuning into the Republican National Convention have heard Ann Romney speak lovingly of her husband and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pledge "a new era of truth telling." What they haven't heard is talk of offshore tax havens, Missouri...

On RNC stage, nettlesome issues unmentioned

Updated: 8/30/2012 07:34 AM

  One way to think about this year's election is as a contest between the impact of a sour economy (advantage Romney) and the power of the nation's shifting demographics (advantage Obama). Put simply, the groups that support President Barack Obama...

Watching the show: Are demographics destiny?

Updated: 8/30/2012 07:10 AM

  Republican Congressman Bob Dold, analysts say, has the "privilege of having the most Democratic district for a sitting Republican congressman." He's getting help from the national GOP organization, which is evident from his growing war chest. But...

Kerry in Tampa: Dold seeks to redefine himself as independent Republican

Updated: 8/30/2012 05:05 AM

  Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says Mitt Romney knows what makes America exceptional. Rubio told the GOP convention Thursday night that Romney understands prosperity doesn't happen because the government spends more money, that it happens because...

Rubio says Romney knows what makes America great

Updated: 8/30/2012 11:02 PM

  Mitt Romney promised voters Thursday night that he would cut deficits and put America on track to a balanced budget as president, but he left voters to take it on faith — or not — that he could deliver. The details behind that pledge,...

Fact check: Romney's deficit vow lacks specifics

Updated: 8/31/2012 05:54 AM

  Standing on the convention stage with an empty chair, Hollywood filmmaker Clint Eastwood carried on a sometimes rambling conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama. The Oscar-winning director of "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby"...

Eastwood mocked for bit at RNC

Updated: 8/31/2012 05:47 AM

  Did Paul Ryan bend the truth? The verdict, rendered by a slew of media fact checkers, was immediate and unequivocal: He repeatedly left out key facts, ignored context and was blind to his own hypocrisy. But the push-back from the Romney campaign,...

Fact checkers criticized after saying Ryan erred

Updated: 8/31/2012 01:30 AM

  TAMPA, Fla. - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says President Barack Obama should stop blaming his brother, former President George W. Bush, for the country's economic woes.

Jeb Bush defends his brother, former president

Updated: 8/30/2012 07:43 PM

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