Government

  • Algonquin bypass to honor local officials

    ALGONQUIN – Two bridges that are part of the Algonquin Western Bypass will be named after two people who helped campaign for the construction of the r ...
    April 25, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    TOKYO – Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Algonquin to end fire alarm-monitoring program

    ALGONQUIN – By July 30, the roughly 440 commercial and multifamily properties that are part of the village’s wireless alarm monitoring program will ha ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Contest will decide new McHenry River Run logo

    McHENRY – A contest is being held to find a new logo for the expanded McHenry River Run.The winner w ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    WASHINGTON — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “mora ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two peopl ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Mich ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

    OSO, Wash. – Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois audit: Police training money misspent

    SPRINGFIELD – The agency that sets standards for Illinois law enforcement officers misspent grant money for police training and didn’t keep proper rec ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, pre ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Harvard 'chronic nuisance' ordinance passes

    HARVARD – The city now has the ability to hold landlords accountable if their properties draw consistent police attention after the Harvard City Counc ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

    CHICAGO – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in Democratic strongholds such as Chicago will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiti ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • MCCD budget on the way to final vote

    WOODSTOCK – A 2015 budget described by the McHenry County Conservation District as austere and anticipating less tax revenue is on its way to the McHe ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    April 22, 2014 - 12:08 pm
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