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  • McHenry County Public Access for Week of May 23

    MondayHuntley Plan Commission: 6:30 p.m., Huntley Village Hall, 10987 Main St.McHenry Committee of t ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Cary Fire Protection District not interested in dispatch subsidy from village, board says

    CARY – Weeks after the Cary Village Board discussed subsidizing the Cary Fire Protection District to prevent the district from changing dispatch provi ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Algonquin demolishes Franke House, making way for downtown redevelopment

    ALGONQUIN – The Franke House at 103 W. Algonquin Road has been demolished after the village did not receive any bids for the purchase and relocation o ...
    May 22, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Big R department store could open in former Lake in the Hills Dominick's building

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village trustees will consider a proposed sales tax sharing agreement that could bring a Big R department store to the former Domi ...
    May 22, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Bill would exclude future county board members from IMRF pensions

    A friendly amendment to a bill by state Sen. Pam Althoff to set new guidelines for how local elected officials participate in the Illinois Municipal R ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • U.S. could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a fina ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Some senators oppose Justice Department plan on computer warrants

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • McHenry County Board approves 2017 budget plan without levy increase

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board has approved a plan for developing next year’s budget that does not include an inflationary property tax increase ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois comptroller visits Family Alliance in Huntley, talks state budget troubles

    HUNTLEY – Speaking to a group of Family Alliance program participants who were enjoying an afternoon snack, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munge ...
    May 19, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • Cary Village Board rejects Meyer Material's request for 3-year mining extension

    CARY – The Village Board rejected Meyer Material Co.’s request for a three-year extension on mining activities at its site near Route 31 after comment ...
    May 19, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. B ...
    May 18, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Amid budget deficit, Illinois considers taxing pop, sugary drinks

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers scrambling to find money to fix Illinois' multibillion dollar deficit are looking to sugary drinks as one potential source of ...
    May 18, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Algonquin Village Board to vote on engineering contracts for downtown utility work

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on three contracts for engineering services for the first two phases of its planned downtown streetsca ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois’ epic budget ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • PHOTOS: Illinois Legislature works to end Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois' epic budget ...
    May 17, 2016 - 6:43 pm
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