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  • Rauner previews 'right-to-work zones' as first-year priority

    DECATUR – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wants to prioritize creating "right-to-work zones" in economically depressed areas where local officials c ...
    NEW: Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Rep. McSweeney introduces bill to cut Illinois officeholders' pay

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • McHenry County Board may terminate permit software contract

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is recommending ending a contract with a software company over an eight-month project that has now stretc ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Cary School District 26 mulls transportation center location options

    CARY – Even though a potential $2.2 million sale of Maplewood School wouldn't pay for the entire cost of relocating a transportation center, School Di ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

    WASHINGTON – A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, un ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer’s office

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he’s bringing in a consulting firm to conduct a performance review of how his office handles it ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has replaced the leader of an Illinois agency that gave ex-Gov. Pat Quinn’s former campaign manager a $160,000-a-year ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Public hearing scheduled for Fox River Grove TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Residents will have an opportunity to give their thoughts on a proposed expansion of the downtown tax increment financing district.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Police Department switching to propane system for squad vehicles

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's police department is adding propane fuel systems to its 10 Chevy Tahoe squad vehicles.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Housing development proposed in Cary

    CARY – A developer is proposing to build nine houses at the intersection of Harper Avenue and Haber Road.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Jack Franks taking another stab at Illinois government consolidation bills

    Bills aimed at helping consolidate some of the state’s almost 7,000 units of government may have a better chance of passing with a new governor in Spr ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a p ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
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