Government

  • Union allows alternative travel for disabled residents

    UNION – Under pressure from federal disability attorneys, the Union Village Board recently allowed disabled residents to ride all-terrain vehicles alo ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Roof project highlights need for county facilities plan

    GENEVA – Kane County leaders need to better determine what they want to do regarding facility improvements.
    April 18, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois' 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state's temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, acco ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Cary establishes new salary schedule for employees

    CARY – As part of a recent review of the village’s employee handbook, salary plan and job descriptions, village officials have come up with a new sala ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Ringwood may get fire station

    McHENRY – A 10-acre plot of land in Ringwood may be the site of a future McHenry Township Fire Protection District station.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Search for Mental Health Board director continues

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Mental Health Board on Wednesday voted against approving a candidate to become the organization’s permanent leader.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Fox River Grove plans balanced operating budget

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village is planning a $3.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • U.S. condemns leaflets demanding Jews in Ukraine must register

    WASHINGTON – The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with ...
    April 17, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Marengo approves balanced budget

    MARENGO – Little has changed in the latest budget for Marengo, as officials continue to build back the city's reserves that had dwindled during the ec ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitiv ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Crystal Lake enters into new aggregation contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake residents will once again have a chance to pay for power through an aggregation program after city officials approved a ne ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Board: More 'pizzazz' needed in Cary apartment plan

    CARY – Village Board members said they want to see a more upscale plan for a potential apartment complex.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:59 pm
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