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  • McHenry County Board committee examines limited options in wake of scathing dental audit

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee frustrated with the likelihood that prosecuting several dentists accused of double-billing at the taxpaye ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois’ history museum is latest target in political fight

    SPRINGFIELD – The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasi ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Ba ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Rauner signs law toughening penalties on drunk drivers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers with two or more drunken driving convictions.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

    WASHINGTON – Oregon’s Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • McHenry County Board will hear township consolidation task force's final report

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board on Tuesday will hear the limited final report of a task force convened to examine referendums to consolidate the ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD – Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Cash-strapped Illinois: Can’t do the ‘impossible’ on paying

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services pr ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Cary Zoning, Planning and Appeals Board votes against Pedcor variance request

    CARY – Cheers erupted from a crowd of residents after Cary’s Zoning, Planning and Appeals Board on Thursday voted against a variance request for the p ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • State Sen. Pam Althoff formally announces her re-election campaign

    McHENRY – Republican state Sen. Pam Althoff made it official that she is seeking a fourth full term in Springfield.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • U.S. judge blasts Illinois for not making all ordered payments

    CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has scolded Illinois officials for not fully complying with her order that they pay providers of critical social ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Woodstock to consider cheaper option for Sheriff's House window work

    WOODSTOCK – Despite windows on Woodstock’s Sheriff’s House being in “immediate need of repair, restoration and in some instances replacement,” bids fo ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • McHenry County township consolidation: Lots of talk, little consensus on task force

    WOODSTOCK – A task force convened to examine halving the number of McHenry County townships through consolidation could agree only on merging a few of ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Tardy tax filers risk loss of health care subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Bruce Rauner signs Jack Franks bill allowing for direct election of rescue district trustees

    Taxpayers now can petition for an election to directly elect rescue squad district trustees under new legislation.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:21 am
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