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  • McHenry County Board freezes elected salaries, nixes extra $5,000 for vice chairman

    WOODSTOCK – Routine votes to merely keep the salaries of McHenry County Board members and certain other elected officials the same for the next term t ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • At Plainfield forum, industry experts talk transportation innovation

    PLAINFIELD – Several experts in industries from ridesharing to particle physics offered their ideas to improve transportation at a public forum Thursd ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Rauner ‘attacks’

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an “epic struggle” with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stan ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to release $5.4B in federal funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to release $5.4 billion in federal funds during a stalemate over the state budget.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Illinois to award $5M for health insurance outreach

    CHICAGO – Illinois plans to award $5 million in federal grant money to community groups for consumer outreach during the third annual health insurance ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Bruce Rauner signs Oakwood Hills-inspired Illinois Open Meetings Act reform

    Taxpayers and watchdogs now have a much longer window to report potential violations of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, thanks to the Oakwood Hills Vi ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County's social service agencies feeling state budget squeeze

    At first glance, the ongoing Springfield budget impasse should be old hat to local social service agencies that long have been accustomed to a deadbea ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Cary Maplewood School committee to hold first meeting Wednesday

    CARY – An intergovernmental committee formed to address issues surrounding the long-vacant Maplewood property will meet for the first time Wednesday.
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by abo ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Illinois governor wants reform ideas considered as package

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants state legislators to take up a new comprehensive proposal including several of his agenda items as a package ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Code of conduct for McHenry County Board appointees again moving forward

    WOODSTOCK – A code of conduct for appointees to the McHenry County Board’s numerous boards and commissions is again a priority for the committee in ch ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County township consolidation maps on display at Tuesday open house

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County residents who want to learn more and speak out about proposed township consolidation maps can do so at a Tuesday evening op ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Illinois governor signs bills affecting veterans

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed several bills on Sunday affecting Illinois veterans, including a measure establishing a discount card program a ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

    WASHINGTON – The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawm ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Illinois Dems push to fund state grants for college students

    SPRINGFIELD – Senate Democrats are pushing to fund grants for Illinois college students even though the state doesn't have a budget in place.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
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