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  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor’s office

    CHICAGO – At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of ...
    NEW: Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Cary planning a small increase in tax levy

    CARY – Village Board members are leaning toward an increase in the property tax levy that only covers new growth.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Harvard begins considering property tax levy increase

    HARVARD – How much, if any, should the city raise its property tax levy is a question the City Council is considering.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • McHenry County Board accepts $585K Affordable Care Act grant after revote

    WOODSTOCK – County Board members reversed direction and decided to accept a grant through the Affordable Care Act.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Live coverage: McHenry County Board votes to reconsider health care grant tonight

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is voting tonight on whether to rescind its decision last week to reject a state grant to pay for counselors to h ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • McHenry County Board moves forward on conduct code for appointees

    WOODSTOCK – A code of conduct for appointees to county government boards and commissions – complete with the legal authority to remove violators – wil ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • McHenry County Board to re-vote on taking health care grant after outcry

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is calling a do-over on its vote last week to reject a state grant to pay for counselors to help people get insur ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois lieutenant governor picks Paul Vallas, Evelyn Sanguinetti hope to help lead

    SPRINGFIELD – Both major-party candidates for lieutenant governor like the fact that 2014 marks the first Illinois election where the tickets ran as a ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    NEW YORK – A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heighte ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • State Farm seeks to test drones in Illinois

    BLOOMINGTON – State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disaster ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Costly Capitol renovations recognized for design

    CHICAGO – The architectural firm behind the expensive and much criticized doorway renovations at the Illinois state capitol has received a coveted awa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Top Israeli minister: 'Crisis' in U.S. relationship

    JERUSALEM – A top Israeli minister said there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

    DES PLAINES – State Rep. Marty Moylan tells voters he’s not your typical Democrat as he bikes from house to house on the campaign trail, handing out y ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Cary District 26 considers future of Maplewood in aftermath of Pedcor-backlash

    CARY – The prospect of presenting a high-density residential development at Maplewood School has District 26 officials a little gun shy.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Senate Bill 16, Illinois school funding formula topic of Algonquin forum

    ALGONQUIN – Two local General Assembly members will host a forum next week to raise awareness about a controversial overhaul of the school funding for ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:12 am
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