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  • Algonquin trustees hear plans for Dunkin' Donuts on West Algonquin Road

    ALGONQUIN – Construction on a new Dunkin’ Donuts in Algonquin could start as early as this spring.Th ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Huntley expects to keep property tax levy rate flat

    HUNTLEY – Although the village of Huntley is requesting more money than last year for its 2016 property tax levy, the tax levy rate is expected to sta ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Harvard sets tax levy; newly instated mayor plans projects

    HARVARD – The city’s levy is expected to rise by nearly 5 percent in the upcoming fiscal year.City C ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • AP Explains: 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

    NEW YORK – After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks takes last stab at ending Illinois lame-duck tax votes

    A local lawmaker who is leaving the General Assembly is making a final effort to make it harder to pass tax increases in the lame-duck session after e ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • President-elect Donald Trump's charity admits to violating IRS self-dealing ban

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump's charity has admitted that it violated IRS regulations barring it from using its money or assets to benefit ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • Conway: Donald Trump believes Republicans should move on from prosecuting Hillary Clinton

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump "doesn't wish to pursue" more investigations into Hillary Clinton's email practices, a top adviser said Tues ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Woodstock officials consider making jail into national monument

    WOODSTOCK – The ultimate future of Woodstock’s historic buildings on the Square is unclear, but officials largely agree the possibilities are endless.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Lake in the Hills police to make the switch to digital radios

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills police will be transitioning to a new radio system as they consolidate and join the Southeast Emergency Communic ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Lakewood trustee running on a reform slate, forming new party

    LAKEWOOD – A local good-government group founded by a trustee and funded in part through his government salary is looking to run a slate of fiscally c ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Kris Kobach, Trump supporter, pitches hard-line immigration plan for DHS

    WASHINGTON – An immigration adviser to President-elect Donald Trump and a possible candidate for a top government post wants to make some changes at t ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Jack Franks, wary of lame-duck 'shenanigans,' not stepping down early from state rep seat

    McHenry County Board Chairman-elect Jack Franks will not be stepping down early from his Illinois House seat, in the event that he has to oppose any e ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Public access for week of Nov. 21

    MondayMcHenry City Council: 7 p.m., McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.TuesdayAlgonquin Committee of ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Woodstock council members mull future of Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – City officials want to retain ownership of the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House as Woodstock tries to determine the best way to make the ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • New law requires salon workers in Illinois get domestic violence training

    A first-of-its-kind law will provide hair salon employees throughout the state with training in order to be able to identify signs of domestic abuse a ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:33 am
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