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  • McHenry County shuffling 911 services amid dispatch center consolidation

    HARVARD – Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause struggles to see the benefits of moving emergency dispatch services outside the city.
    April 11, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Crystal Lake puts balanced 2017 budget up for review

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 2017 budget, about 9.6 percent smaller than this year’s spending plan, will be approved by the City Council later this month.
    April 10, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • McHenry County municipalities work to manage staff cuts, service levels with limited budgets

    When two superintendents left the Algonquin Public Works Department in 2014, Steve Ludwig took on both of their jobs.
    April 9, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Kerry presses Afghan leaders on unity; no US troop changes

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday committed to pushing reforms after his picks for attorney general and interior minister ...
    April 9, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Students at 24 Illinois colleges object to state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Students at two dozen Illinois colleges have penned an open letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers about the 10-month stalemate on a ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Illinois State spending 20 percent below budgeted amount

    NORMAL – Illinois State University has fared better than most others across the state amid the ongoing budget crisis, according to school officials.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Johnsburg postpones vote on SSA for wastewater treatment system

    JOHNSBURG – The Johnsburg Village Board tabled its vote to designate a special service area for wastewater treatment and collection system improvement ...
    April 9, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Huntley trustees move plan forward for veterinary clinic on Route 47

    HUNTLEY – A veterinary clinic along Route 47 is one step closer to opening after village trustees moved the proposal forward Thursday.
    April 8, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Cary trustees talk details of affordable senior housing project as vote nears

    CARY – Village trustees discussed a new layout for a proposed senior housing project that includes a 1,200-square-foot community room that could be us ...
    April 8, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • As Meyer Material mining extension vote approaches, Cary trustees discuss site plan

    CARY – As the vote on a requested extension of mining activities by Meyer Material draws nearer, the Committee of the Whole discussed a possible annex ...
    April 7, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Woodstock approves 911 dispatch services with McHenry police

    WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock has approved an intergovernmental agreement to join the McHenry Police Department dispatch center.
    April 7, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Government seeks to limit questions in Hillary Clinton email case

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for the State Department have asked a federal judge to limit the scope of testimony about Hillary Clinton's use of a private emai ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Crystal Lake reverses video gambling ban, approves more restrictive rules

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council reversed its ban on video gambling, approving a more restrictive ordinance that would allow certain local businesses t ...
    April 7, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • McHenry County Board sends Woodstock roundabout project back to committee

    WOODSTOCK – Replacing an intersection north of Woodstock with a roundabout will be delayed as a majority of the McHenry County Board decided to send i ...
    April 6, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Alabama lawmaker to file resolution to impeach Gov. Robert Bentley

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A Republican Alabama lawmaker said Tuesday that he is filing an impeachment resolution against GOP Gov. Robert Bentley in the wake ...
    April 5, 2016 - 1:33 pm
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