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  • Crystal Lake-based District 155 to approve tax levy next week

    The Community High School District 155 Board will vote to approve its 2017 levy next week.The board ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • President-elect Donald Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

    NEW YORK – Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, t ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Trending story that Hillary Clinton won just 57 counties is false. She won 487 counties.

    NEW YORK – A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • Fox River Grove aims to capture new growth in property tax levy proposal

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village of Fox River Grove is increasing its property tax levy to capture new growth, Village Administrator Derek Soderholm said ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks lays out reform plan, proposed committee overhaul

    WOODSTOCK – On his first official day on the job, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks set the stage for enacting taxpayer-friendly reforms he ma ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Ben Carson chosen for housing secretary by former campaign rival Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Car ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo to visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama

    TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leade ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for week of Dec. 5

    Monday, Dec. 5McHenry City Council: 7 p.m., McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.McHenry County Board: ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • For now, Donald Trump bears signs of a dealmaker president, not a policymaker

    WASHINGTON – He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.It's a freewheeling style ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois leaders differ on progress in meeting with governor

    CHICAGO – Illinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • New McHenry County Board members, Chairman Jack Franks, to be sworn in

    WOODSTOCK – The half of the McHenry County Board that was elected in November, along with the first-ever popularly elected board chairman, will be swo ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Trump voter lost her home to new Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin

    WASHINGTON – When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.She ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Patrick Kenneally sworn in as McHenry County state's attorney

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office officially has its top position filled with Thursday’s swearing in of Patrick Kenneally.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • President-elect Donald Trump visits Carrier plant; Indiana offers $7 million in incentives for Carrier to stay

    INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant op ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Illinois House passes Rep. Mike Tryon's legislation on healthy eating assistance

    The Illinois House approved outgoing state Rep. Mike Tryon’s final piece of legislation Wednesday.Se ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:59 am
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