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  • Rauner giving veers left and right

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect abortion rights a ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military c ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Opponents focus on cost, need for Randall Road fix

    Deborah Jenssen has always had good reason to follow the proposed Randall Road improvement plan – an original version would have taken her Lake in the ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Cary chicken discussion might not hatch yet

    CARY – A trustee who supports allowing chickens in town, is asking that the discussion on the matter be put on hold.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Assessment publications enter final stretch

    Property owners in two McHenry County townships have about one more week to appeal their assessments if they so choose.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Ex-Sen. Roland Burris an issue in Chicago trial

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a fed ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Opponents to McHenry County RV rules, horse racing prevail at McHenry County Board meeting

    WOODSTOCK – The proposed McHenry County Unified Development Ordinance will go easy on recreational vehicle owners and hard on horse racing events.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Algonquin nears tax increment financing district, revenue sharing votes

    ALGONQUIN – The proposed tax increment financing district is scheduled to be voted on by the Village Board next month, along with an agreement that ca ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • McHenry County budget on track, budget policy delayed

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board likely will end up approving a budget development policy for 2015 just before its approval of the budget itself.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Harvard to suspend electrical aggregation, higher electricity bills expected

    HARVARD – Residents next month should start expecting higher electricity bills. Harvard plans to su ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner differ over ‘common sense’ on guns

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner both endorse what they call “common sense” in gun laws, but disagree over what that mean ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Those changing health law numbers

    WASHINGTON – Call it health care law numerology.The Obama administration has had to revise and refin ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    WASHINGTON – Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling th ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Pentagon: U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, exp ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

    SPRINGFIELD – The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November election, but he could play a sign ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:47 pm
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