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  • Close Illinois governor race spurs vote vigilance

    SPRINGFIELD – In the run-up to what could be the closest governor race in Illinois history, Republicans and Democrats are doing all they can to ensure ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • GOP rebels mind their political manners

    WASHINGTON – Tea party groups and other Republican rebels that thrive on bedeviling the party are minding their political manners in the run-up to Ele ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Assessment appeals ending for Riley, starting soon for Grafton

    Property owners in two remaining McHenry County townships have an opportunity to appeal their assessments.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • First lady backs Quinn as Rauner calls for change

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn got an assist Saturday from first lady Michelle Obama, who told a cheering crowd the incumbent and other Democrats will ensur ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Considering a voting booth selfie? Think again

    PEORIA – Already thinking about that perfect voting booth selfie on Election Day? You may want to think again.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Downtown makeover, Amtrak station dominate Huntley's 2015 capital projects

    HUNTLEY – Sparked by the state’s commitment to deliver Huntley an Amtrak station, village officials are planning to make 2015 a major year for the ong ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Where Illinois governor hopefuls stand on issues

    CHICAGO – The next governor of Illinois could decide a raft of big issues, from how to close a multibillion-dollar state budget gap to whether busines ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor’s office

    CHICAGO – At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Cary planning a small increase in tax levy

    CARY – Village Board members are leaning toward an increase in the property tax levy that only covers new growth.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Harvard begins considering property tax levy increase

    HARVARD – How much, if any, should the city raise its property tax levy is a question the City Council is considering.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • McHenry County Board accepts $585K Affordable Care Act grant after revote

    WOODSTOCK – County Board members reversed direction and decided to accept a grant through the Affordable Care Act.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Live coverage: McHenry County Board votes to reconsider health care grant tonight

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is voting tonight on whether to rescind its decision last week to reject a state grant to pay for counselors to h ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • McHenry County Board moves forward on conduct code for appointees

    WOODSTOCK – A code of conduct for appointees to county government boards and commissions – complete with the legal authority to remove violators – wil ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:49 pm
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