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  • McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller announces election campaign

    McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller officially is asking the voters, who will now decide who gets the office, to give him four more years on ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • 5-member task force will handle McHenry County township consolidation effort

    WOODSTOCK – A five-member task force will be assigned the duty of devising a plan by which township consolidation referendums can be placed on the 201 ...
    June 18, 2015 - 8:18 am
  • McLean County wants ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay $200K for election

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Another Illinois county voted to ask former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay for costs associated with electing his replacement in the ...
    June 17, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Rauner launches ads blasting Democrats as legislators meet

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner launched television ads blasting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Illinois Democrats as unwilling to cut spendi ...
    June 17, 2015 - 2:45 am
  • McHenry County Board member Tina Hill announces recorder run

    McHenry County Board member Tina Hill, R-Woodstock, announced her candidacy for county recorder Tuesday night.
    June 18, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Uncertainty over U.S. strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya

    CAIRO – Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target – the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Hospital group says Illinois could lease Healthcare.gov

    CHICAGO – A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois said the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by “leasing” t ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rauner criticizes Democratic lawmakers’ loyalties to Chicago

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has latched onto the longtime rivalry between Chicago and the rest of the state as he tries to negotiate with Democrat ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Woodstock survey to gauge business's opinions on Square smoking, litter

    WOODSTOCK – The city is in the process of developing a survey to gauge Woodstock businesses’ opinions on smoking on the Square and in downtown Woodsto ...
    June 15, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • McHenry County Board poised to resolve non-dedicated road struggle

    A seven-year struggle by some residents along non-dedicated roads who pay township road taxes but get nothing in return is heading for a successful co ...
    June 16, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Rauner, public unions not close on contracts

    SPRINGFIELD – The contracts for more than 40,000 Illinois state workers will expire at the end of the month, and their unions and Republican Gov. Bruc ...
    June 14, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • VA moving to extend benefits to some Air Force reservists

    WASHINGTON – Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Ag ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • McHenry County Board committee to hash out remaining rule change

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is poised to begin tying up a loose end from major changes to its rules in the wake of the popular electi ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges

    WASHINGTON – The trade defeat in Congress was an ominous sign in a month of challenges that could help determine President Barack Obama's standing for ...
    June 13, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Lake in the Hills to restructure finance department

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills finance department will be restructured after the Village Board on Thursday approved a motion to eliminate t ...
    June 14, 2015 - 11:37 pm
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