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  • Election 2015: 4 vie for 3 seats on Lakewood Village Board

    LAKEWOOD –A write-in candidate frustrated by the recent approval of a special taxing district has made the race for the three open seats on the Lakew ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves sheriff's office reorganization

    WOODSTOCK – A reorganization of upper management of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office sailed through the McHenry County Board with no fanfare, despi ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    WASHINGTON – The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

    LOS ANGELES – The police shooting in Georgia earlier this month of a naked, unarmed man with bipolar disorder spotlights the growing number of violent ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Afghan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

    KABUL, Afghanistan – As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Transit officials: Rauner budget cuts could mean fare hikes

    CHICAGO – Regional Transportation Authority officials are warning that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reduce state funding for public transit could l ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks worried about being ready for the upcoming special election for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s seat are asking Illinois lawmaker ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • State agency unveils plan to improve juvenile justice system

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration unveiled the outlines of a plan Friday calling for more staff and new laws to improve Illinois’ juvenile ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Former charter schools CEO earning $250K as Gov. Bruce Rauner's adviser

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Chicago charter schools executive is earning $250,000 a year to spearhead Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top education initiatives, a sala ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Electronic billboard permit squeaks by McHenry County Board

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved, but just barely, its first request to erect an electronic billboard since approving new and tougher reg ...
    March 20, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Cary's proposed budget moves to offset state cuts, includes road improvements and more

    CARY – Efforts to offset proposed cuts by the state, an aggressive road improvement program and ongoing plans to enhance the Cary Metra station all ar ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • U.S. Justice Department opens criminal inquiry of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business deals of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans

    WASHINGTON – Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Illinois to divert 'fair share' fees from unions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, dogged in attempts to eliminate fees paid to unions by workers who choose not to join, has instructed state ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:51 pm
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