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  • Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

    DES PLAINES – State Rep. Marty Moylan tells voters he’s not your typical Democrat as he bikes from house to house on the campaign trail, handing out y ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Cary District 26 considers future of Maplewood in aftermath of Pedcor-backlash

    CARY – The prospect of presenting a high-density residential development at Maplewood School has District 26 officials a little gun shy.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Senate Bill 16, Illinois school funding formula topic of Algonquin forum

    ALGONQUIN – Two local General Assembly members will host a forum next week to raise awareness about a controversial overhaul of the school funding for ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Lake in the Hills hotel feasible, site near Huntley hospital also possible, study says

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A new hotel development could be feasible and supported in the area, according to a report prepared for village officials.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • McHenry County Board rejection of health care grant sparks concern, anger

    WOODSTOCK – Local health officials warn a decision by the McHenry County Board to reject a state grant to pay for counselors to help insure people und ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Attorney General: Cary did not violate Open Meetings Act with Pedcor talks

    CARY – The Illinois Attorney General's Office has determined the village did not violate the Open Meetings Act when the Village Board had a discussion ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves cost controls on government surplus purchases

    WOODSTOCK – Free military surplus isn't always free, as far as county government is concerned. A new ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Cary School District 26 plans to increase annual property tax levy

    CARY – District 26 is looking to increase the amount of money it will bring in with its annual tax levy.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • McHenry County Board again keeps the tax levy flat in 2015 budget

    WOODSTOCK – Next year’s proposed county budget is again balanced and for a third straight year does not collect the inflationary property tax increase ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Fox River Grove putting together downtown design guidelines

    FOX RIVER GROVE – With continued hopes for a downtown revitalization, village officials are putting together architectural and design guidelines.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm ca ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Obama urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold control of ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    OSIJEK, Croatia – Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forc ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    WASHINGTON – For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
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