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  • Mental Health Board to maintain local agency spending levels

    The McHenry County Mental Health Board is maintaining its funding levels for its client agencies next year despite yet another decline in tax revenue.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    CHICAGO – Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a report ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • County begins developing code of conduct for appointees

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is wasting no time developing a code of conduct for its appointees to boards and commissions to follow.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging yo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of A ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Quinn, Rauner budget plans leave questions

    CHICAGO – The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of lea ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Marengo Park District looks for a new leader

    MARENGO – A park district trying to regain the public’s trust is now looking for a new leader to help move past the financial problems that have defin ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Huntley tightens regulations on solicitors

    HUNTLEY – Solicitors wanting to sell services throughout Huntley neighborhoods will now have to undergo an in-depth background check and pay a new per ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Some McHenry County governments feeling road salt pinch

    Highway and public works departments statewide are scrambling to secure supplies of road salt after learning that a number of them were dropped from I ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:08 am
  • LITH hires new finance director

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has a new finance director. The Village Board on Thursday hired Rich Hentschel to replace Robert Miller, who resigned ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:25 pm
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