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  • Huntley District 158, teachers reach tentative contract agreement

    HUNTLEY – School District 158 and the union representing its more than 650 teachers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • State of Illinois continues to hire despite lack of budget

    SPRINGFIELD – The absence of a state budget hasn't kept Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration and other Illinois agencies from hiring more workers.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Cardin’s opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

    WASHINGTON – White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto su ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County Board to interview 12 applicants for Metra board

    WOODSTOCK – A bevy of current and former county political officials are among the 12 applicants who will be interviewed to represent McHenry County on ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

    WASHINGTON – Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats cl ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Override of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's AFSCME arbitration veto falls short

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner won a legislative victory Wednesday evening when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of a bill aimed at limiti ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • McHenry County Board meets township consolidation report with tough questions

    WOODSTOCK – The final report of a task force created to pursue consolidating townships by referendum was met with tough questions by some McHenry Coun ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need U.S. Education Department

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommenda ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • 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
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