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  • President Obama creates world's largest marine protected area

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and tho ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Residents have to stick around if they pay property taxes in dollar bills, McHenry County Treasurer says

    WOODSTOCK — If you plan on protesting your high McHenry County property-tax bill by paying it in small denominations, it would behoove you to clear yo ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:32 pm
  • Gov. Rauner signs law inspired by CL South bleacher debacle

    CRYSTAL LAKE – State law now explicitly states that school districts are subject to local zoning, courtesy of a bill inspired by the Crystal Lake Sout ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • McHenry County gets one insurer, higher rates in Obamacare marketplace next year

    McHenry County residents who buy health insurance through the Affordable Health Care marketplace will have only one vendor from which to choose next y ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Applicant sought for vacancy on McHenry County Board of Health

    The McHenry County Board is seeking an applicant to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Board of Health.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Harvard Diggins library to request voter approval for building maintenance

    HARVARD – Harvard Diggins Library plans to ask for voter approval of a referendum to shuffle tax money to pay for building maintenance and operations ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Illinois officials: Pension change could be 'devastating'

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund would increase the state's required payment ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Donald Trump's evolving immigration plan compared to Hillary Clinton, President Obama

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's new line on immigration — "fair, but firm" — is leaving both Republicans and Democrats with the same question: Is the famo ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Ex-Lake in the Hills administrator put on administrative leave before resigning

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Former Lake in the Hills Village Administrator Gerald Sagona was placed on paid administrative leave before resigning from the pos ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Woodstock to consider Route 47 crosswalks

    WOODSTOCK – Crosswalks at Route 47 intersections could make traveling the road safer for pedestrians, but grant opportunities are scarce for such proj ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • McHenry County begins process to demolish derelict 'house of horrors'

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County government staff will expedite the process by which to comply with a court order to demolish a derelict rural McHenry resid ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Clinton Foundation donors got face time with Hillary Clinton at State Department

    WASHINGTON – More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either person ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • President Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

    ZACHARY, La. – Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-rava ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • Marengo City Council talks booze, gambling

    MARENGO – The city won’t approve liquor licenses for video gambling facilities until council members decide on whether to create a special designation ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • 4 new laws expand hunting, fishing opportunities in Illinois

    Four new laws that took effect Monday seek to expand hunting opportunities and fishing opportunities while protecting state lands and wildlife.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:48 pm
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