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  • Obama faces shrinking pool of Pentagon contenders

    WASHINGTON – Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besieged by cr ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Permanent same-day voter registration considered

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation making permanent a law that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois’ Nov. 4 election is advancing in the Illinois L ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Report: Human Rights employees falsified documents

    SPRINGFIELD – Four Illinois Department of Human Rights employees assigned to investigate allegations of discrimination forged signatures and falsified ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Chicago archbishop talked immigration with Obama

    CHICAGO – Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich said he met last week with President Barack Obama and the two discussed immigration reform concerns.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • McHenry County Board elects Joe Gottemoller chairman

    WOODSTOCK – Getting the McHenry County Board to run more smoothly and efficiently is high on the list of priorities for new Chairman Joe Gottemoller.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet

    WASHINGTON – Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estran ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Illinois treasurer’s race 3rd-closest since 1900

    SPRINGFIELD – Michael Freichs’ 9,225-vote victory in the race for state treasurer was the third-closest statewide contest in more than a century, acco ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Wage question looms over lawmakers’ final session

    SPRINGFIELD – The biggest issue hanging over Illinois lawmakers in a final three-day veto session this week is whether they can muster the votes to ap ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board doles out $8.6M to local agencies

    Twenty-three local service agencies will receive $8.6 million in funding next year from the McHenry County Mental Health Board.
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Affordable senior housing development talks in Cary a while away

    CARY – Discussion and consideration of a potential affordable senior housing independent living development behind the Jewel-Osco in Cary is still a w ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Algonquin to begin planning $8 million of water system improvements

    ALGONQUIN – The village is beginning to plan for upgrades to its water distribution system.A water m ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Marengo officials hear backlash on video gaming expansion at gas stations

    MARENGO – Aldermen will have more time to digest a proposal that would allow Marengo gas stations to operate video gaming machines, as some City Counc ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Cary awards 2 facade grants for building on Main Street

    CARY – Two facade grants recently were approved by the village for two owners of a multitenant building at 200 and 208 W. Main St., in the downtown ar ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • McHenry County Board chairman shuffle starts with organizing session today

    WOODSTOCK – Monday’s swearing in of the new McHenry County Board starts a monthlong process by which it will organize to perform its duties until the ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • U.S. tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    WASHINGTON – In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollu ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:56 pm
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