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  • Crystal Lake hopes to have update on flooding study done this fall

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The June 2013 storm that resulted in 62 reports of flooded basements, 50 road closures and a collapsed roof put plans to address floodi ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Pentagon grapples with retaliation in sex assault cases

    WASHINGTON – It’s not against the law or military regulations to choose not to sit with someone in the dining hall or to unfriend them on Facebook, bu ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Audit: Illinois bridges went without inspections

    SPRINGFIELD – Some bridges in Illinois are not being checked as often as they should be, according to a state auditor’s report released this week.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois clears major hurdle for Obama library in Chicago

    CHICAGO – One of the remaining obstacles to building Barack Obama’s presidential library in his hometown of Chicago fell away when Gov. Bruce Rauner s ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • McHenry County Board hashes out compromise on board rules

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board members compromised Friday morning to adopt new rules that try to strike a balance of power between the board and a p ...
    May 1, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Democrats highlight potential obstacles in Rauner budget

    SPRINGFIELD – With just weeks left before Illinois' 2016 budget must be passed, Democratic leaders and GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner remain far apart on how t ...
    April 29, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • McHenry County Board can't implement "revolving door" rule

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board does not have the authority to implement rules forbidding former board members or people appointed to paid boards ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Former Illinois Governor Dan Walker dies at age 92, son says

    CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker, who spent four tumultuous years in the governor's office and nearly 18 painful months as an inmate in feder ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Group starts new effort to put redistricting on 2016 ballot

    CHICAGO – A coalition of business, clergy and civic leaders has launched a petition drive and fundraising efforts for a 2016 ballot question aimed at ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Jack Franks trying to remove government consolidation bill sponsor

    In a rare open feud between two McHenry County state lawmakers, Rep. Jack Franks is asking Senate President John Cullerton to remove Sen. Pam Althoff ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Madigan continues push for campus sex assault protection

    EDWARDSVILLE – Victims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois budget cuts to affect students, sickle cell center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan deal to cut $300 million in spending in Illinois is set to affect college students, as well as Chicago residents with sickl ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Village Board sets public hearing for new SSA

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board recently took a step toward establishing a special service area for work related to the incoming medical offices ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
    April 26, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a govern ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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