Government

  • House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

    WASHINGTON – Vape away.Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from ne ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Woodstock City Council to consider home rule policy

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council has agreed to put together a policy that would outline guidelines for the city when it becomes home rule.
    May 5, 2016 - 7:50 am
  • Crystal Lake ditches panhandling ban in wake of federal court ruling

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A federal court’s decision to strike down Springfield’s anti-panhandling ordinance prompted the Crystal Lake City Council to repeal its ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Crystal Lake public works employees save 9 ducklings from storm sewer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Pulling debris from the sewer is part of the job for Crystal Lake public works employees Joe Gallina and Pete Beer.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Bill to change Illinois Constitution to allow progressive income tax dies in state House

    Attempts to ask voters in November to change the Illinois Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax died Wednesday in the state House.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • John Kasich ends campaign for Republican presidential nomination

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making ...
    May 4, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • State Rep. Jack Franks' redistricting overhaul clears Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Fate of Randall Road widening in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills on line in upcoming meeting

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will meet in a Committee of the Whole that could help determine the fate of the Randall Road widening and improve ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Bull Valley to allow video gaming ... for now

    BULL VALLEY – Video gaming now will be allowed in Bull Valley, at least for a year, Village Administrator Richard Vance said.
    May 3, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Former employee files civil suit against McHenry County Clerk alleging assault

    WOODSTOCK – A former employee of McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan has sued her for assault, although she made no physical contact with her.
    May 3, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for Week of May 2

    MondayMcHenry City Council: 7 p.m., McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.McHenry County Board Law and ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • McHenry County Board members set to have busy Tuesday agenda

    WOODSTOCK – A referendum, a countywide agency’s budget and the fate of land acquisition for the planned widening of Randall Road are some of the items ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Voter advocacy groups to host home rule event in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – In response to a special census that could result in Woodstock’s recognized population growing above 25,000 and giving the city home-rule ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois lawmakers pushing bill to regulate daily fantasy sports

    On the heels of two states legalizing and regulating daily fantasy sports, Illinois lawmakers are hoping to do the same.
    May 1, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • McHenry County won't see lead-tainted water like Flint, officials say

    Good stewardship, good infrastructure and good transparency will prevent crises similar to the lead-tainted drinking water afflicting the people of Fl ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:35 am
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