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  • Effort spearheaded to consolidate McHenry County's townships

    If he’s successful, Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten just might consolidate himself out of office, along with a large number of his fellow township ...
    March 31, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Public works employees, Lake in the Hills agree to new contract

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills officials and the village's public works employees have reached a three-year agreement, which the senior union r ...
    March 31, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from ...
    March 31, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy sets May 1 deadline for Hillary Clinton interview on emails

    WASHINGTON – The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday he wants to interview Hillary Rodham Cl ...
    March 31, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • U.S. to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

    WASHINGTON – The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Liberal Democrats, GOP cling to hope Elizabeth Warren runs for president

    WASHINGTON – Republicans and liberal Democrats have found something to agree on: Both want to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabet ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

    BOSTON – President Barack Obama summoned today’s quarrelsome political leaders Monday to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of com ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit t ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry County represented on Bruce Rauner's government consolidation task force

    A new task force meant to find ways to reduce Illinois’ almost 7,000 units of local government is not the first of its kind, but it very well could be ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility of losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    DENVER – Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it’s becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politic ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    WASHINGTON – In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Algonquin's Scorched Earth Brewing seeking to add beer garden patio

    ALGONQUIN – During the warm summer months, there’s nothing like sitting outside with a cold craft beer, Michael Dallas said.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:29 pm
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