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  • McHenry County Board mulls appointee guidebook over a code of conduct

    WOODSTOCK – The blanket ability to remove appointees to McHenry County government’s numerous boards and commissions under a new state law is a power a ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County courts avoiding lack of court reporters with technology

    WOODSTOCK – An early embrace of recording technology helped McHenry County’s courts avoid the court reporter shortage that is hamstringing other judic ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court’s agenda

    WASHINGTON – Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a pre ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no 'proxy war'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday vehemently rejected Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissed the idea that Mos ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term

    WASHINGTON – Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down fo ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Illinois treasurer warns of effects of budget impasse

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has warned the state's top leaders that the budget impasse could affect "critically important" services ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois tax break deals yield uncertain results for state

    CHICAGO – A newspaper analysis shows that companies who receive tax breaks through Illinois' primary job-creation program often don't add jobs and som ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Rauner: Illinois budget standoff 'could go on for a while'

    EFFINGHAM – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the standoff over a state budget "could go on for a while" but his administration is prepared to continue ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois treasurer warns of effects of state budget impasse

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has warned the state's top leaders that the budget impasse could affect "critically important" ser ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Barrington Hills village president running for 26th Illinois Senate

    BARRINGTON HILLS – Village President Martin McLaughlin announced his campaign for the 26th Illinois Senate District seat, making the primary to replac ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 1:09 am
  • Agreement to keep McHenry County veterans’ agency open to advance in committee

    WOODSTOCK – Two McHenry County Board committees on Monday will fast-track an intergovernmental agreement meant to keep the county’s Veterans Assistanc ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Boehner’s departure raises question: Can House GOP be led?

    WASHINGTON – The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the Hou ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Activists warn budget impasse may mean more landfill garbage

    SPRINGFIELD – Environmental groups have warned that the state budget standoff could lead to more trash headed to landfills across Illinois.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • McHenry County reps react to House Speaker John Boehner resignation

    Illinois’ representatives in Congress were just as surprised and stunned as their national counterparts by House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement t ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Algonquin moves forward with plans for Buona Beef, other developments

    ALGONQUIN – A new Buona Beef Restaurant on Randall Road was among four projects discussed at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting and moved forwar ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 12:57 am
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