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  • Algonquin planning capital projects for 2015-16 fiscal year

    ALGONQUIN – About $8.2 million worth of capital projects and engineering costs are planned for Algonquin’s 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins May 1.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Crystal Lake to consider annexing Sands Road carnival ride business

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Another unincorporated property along Sands Road is set to be annexed into the city.T ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    WASHINGTON – It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republ ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa– Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Women are minority in McHenry County municipal bodies; local, state officials weigh in

    Before being urged and recruited to run for public office, McHenry Mayor Susan Low said it never crossed her mind that she might end up at the head of ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Illinois threaten to withhold funds if district don't test

    CHICAGO – Illinois State Board of Education officials are threatening to withhold funds from any school district failing to administer a new statewide ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • U.S. mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 Census

    DETROIT – The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Cen ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

    WASHINGTON – Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner defended paying his top staff members significantly more than his predecessor, explaining Friday that he will pay what is ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

    WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next ge ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • 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
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