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  • Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

    WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White Hou ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Gov. Rauner wants bureaucratic cuts in education, elsewhere

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to generate more money to spend on higher education, he told a crowd at the University of Illinois’ flags ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • New Illinois natural resources director touts experience

    CARBONDALE – The new director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says his farming and military experience will help make for a smooth tra ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Obama to seek to increase spending limits by $74 billion

    WASHINGTON – Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Fox River Grove officials discuss TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – As part of an agreement with a potential developer, municipal officials on Wednesday explained the mechanics of potentially expandin ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Oakwood Hills closed-door meeting prompts Open Meetings Act reform bill

    A state representative incensed over the Oakwood Hills Village Board’s likely illegal meeting over a controversial power plant proposal is trying agai ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Rauner previews 'right-to-work zones' as first-year priority

    Correction: In an earlier version of this story, The Associated Press reported erroneously that  Wisconsin has a right-to-work law. It does not.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Rep. McSweeney introduces bill to cut Illinois officeholders' pay

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • McHenry County Board may terminate permit software contract

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is recommending ending a contract with a software company over an eight-month project that has now stretc ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Cary School District 26 mulls transportation center location options

    CARY – Even though a potential $2.2 million sale of Maplewood School wouldn't pay for the entire cost of relocating a transportation center, School Di ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

    WASHINGTON – A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, un ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer’s office

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he’s bringing in a consulting firm to conduct a performance review of how his office handles it ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has replaced the leader of an Illinois agency that gave ex-Gov. Pat Quinn’s former campaign manager a $160,000-a-year ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Public hearing scheduled for Fox River Grove TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Residents will have an opportunity to give their thoughts on a proposed expansion of the downtown tax increment financing district.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:49 pm
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