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  • Report: Rauner campaign used gift cards to help get out vote

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign handed out thousands of dollars in gift cards to people who helped get supporters to the polls during the Novem ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Senate GOP setting up 'Obamacare' vote on highway bill

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leaders will use a must-pass highway bill to start another fight over the president's health care law.
    July 24, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • McHenry County Board OKs 4-year deal with sheriff’s deputies’ union

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved a four-year labor contract with sheriff’s deputies, but not before opponents lectured the majority on th ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a 'fantasy'

    WASHINGTON – Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is "fantasy plain and simple" to claim that President ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • US-trained Iraqi troops to join Ramadi counteroffensive

    BAGHDAD – For the first time, Iraqi troops trained by the U.S.-led coalition have been added to the assault force Iraq is using to retake the city of ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry County ZBA falls short of recommending Marengo nuns' expansion

    WOODSTOCK – A request by an obscure French Christian order to get a McHenry County Zoning Board of Appeals recommendation to significantly expand its ...
    July 23, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Rauner blasts Madigan for lawmaker pay hike amid budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to crank up the pressure Tuesday on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the state budget jam, disparaging the ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • State issues video gambling licenses to illegal operators

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Gaming Board has issued licenses to run video-gambling machines to several people with ties to crime and illegal gambling, acco ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

    PITTSBURGH – Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same peo ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Rauner OKs ending mandatory life sentences for juveniles

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to end mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles.
    July 21, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Illinois EPA says toxin present in Monee Reservoir

    MONEE – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says it has detected a toxin the Monee Reservoir in northern Illinois.
    July 21, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Illinois Senate panel holds hearing on higher education pay

    CHICAGO – From tracking administrator pay to professional development for board members, a state Senate panel heard testimony Monday on legislation pr ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Sheriff’s contract, SWAT recruitment on McHenry County Board’s agenda

    WOODSTOCK – A labor contract with McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and allowing municipal officers to join the county SWAT team are among the items u ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Woodstock approves Benton Street facade changes, after commission denies request

    WOODSTOCK – The face of North Benton Street may be changing, at least for two buildings on the street in Woodstock’s Historic District.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Lake in the Hills to see more materials on proposed apartment complex

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Items related to a proposed 39-unit apartment complex along Haligus Road will be brought back to the village this week for further ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:39 pm
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