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  • Members of McHenry County township consolidation task force appointed

    WOODSTOCK – Three McHenry County Board members and two township officials will do the heavy work in deciding how an effort to consolidate the county’s ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    WASHINGTON – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • Emanuel rejects Rauner's plan to advance $450M to Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers sound off on Illinois budget impasse

    It won’t be the first time if Illinois starts its next budget year Wednesday without an actual budget in place.
    June 28, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois could allow dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses

    GURNEE – Illinois could soon become one of the few states with a law governing the use of specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort child victim ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • What Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling means for states, churches, same-sex couples

    SALT LAKE CITY — The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was finally settled Friday when the U. ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling sets gay marriage in motion nationwide: The latest

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)1:15 ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage: Same-sex couples have right to marry nationwide

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of de ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Watchdog blames IRS incompetence for lost tea party emails

    WASHINGTON – Investigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails related to the tax agency ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois residents to keep insurance subsidies after ruling

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul allows thousands of I ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O’Hare falling behind

    CHICAGO – O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum ter ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Supreme Court health care subsidies ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical

    MIAMI — Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:02 pm
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