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  • Illinois House passes temporary budget; court orders state workers paid

    SPRINGFIELD — A one-month Illinois budget that would guarantee state employee pay for July was approved by the House Thursday after a two-hour debate ...
    July 9, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves final change to how committees are picked

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board gave final approval to a system by which to seat its committees with a popularly elected chairman.
    July 9, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Lake in the Hills trustee Denise Barreto plans to leave village in middle of term

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – After 12 years in the village and six on the Village Board, Trustee Denise Barreto is saying goodbye to Lake in the Hills.
    July 9, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget

    CHICAGO – Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, potentially leav ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Developer hopes to save 'dead development' in Crystal Lake but concerns raised over density

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The housing market isn’t what it was when the Bryn Mawr subdivision was approved in 2004.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County Board again rejects prevailing wage ordinance

    WOODSTOCK – For a second straight year, the McHenry County Board voted down the prevailing wage in a symbolic gesture to Springfield that carries no ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • ACLU seeks federal enforcement of Illinois child services

    SPRINGFIELD – The American Civil Liberties Union says required funding for child-protective services is in jeopardy because of resistance from the Ill ...
    July 6, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Fox River Grove decides on a site plan for new public works facility

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Village Board trustees gave an architect the go-ahead to proceed with one of three recently presented preliminary site plans for a n ...
    July 6, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Despite budget deadlock, there are ways out for Illinois lawmakers, governor

    SPRINGFIELD – What Illinois needs is for one of its political leaders to blink.But as Republican Gov ...
    July 5, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Documents: Lakewood considered tax revenue sharing with sports complex

    LAKEWOOD – The top priorities of extending utilities to Routes 47 and 176, improving the intersection and reimbursing the village for its expenses are ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

    SPRINGFIELD – The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation

    VIENNA – In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

    QUINCY – Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs le ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Rules, budget on the agenda for McHenry County Board

    WOODSTOCK – A final change to board rules to accommodate for a popularly elected chairman and a discussion of next year’s budget will be tackled next ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Without a budget, providers prepare, officials go to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service provi ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:39 pm
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