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  • Jury duty raise could mean financial hit for McHenry County

    A new state law raising jury pay to slightly above a pittance could mean big budget headaches for McHenry County.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Lake in the Hills starts new hangar incentive program at airport

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has started a new T-Hangar incentive program at the Lake in the Hills airport in order to bring in new tenants.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • On the Record With: New McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler

    Chuck Wheeler always had a knack for getting ahead.He entered the business world at age 7, selling c ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    SAN DIEGO – Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.The search fo ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility betwe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for b ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois Tollway expects spike in holiday traffic

    DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois Tollway officials said they expect nearly 17.6 million vehicles to use the northern Illinois interstate system during the nex ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • U.S. criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

    SPRINGFIELD – In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time f ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it mor ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

    WASHINGTON – In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County

    CHICAGO – Cook County Clerk David Orr's review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter particip ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers

    CHICAGO – The Illinois attorney general's office says anyone who thinks they were among T-Mobile customers charged for cellphone text services they di ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn names comptroller after Judy Baar Topinka's death

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar T ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm
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