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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn calls special session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the late Co ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • McHenry County Board nixes request for taller cell tower near Bull Valley

    WOODSTOCK – Can you hear me now? The answer is no. The McHenry County Board on Tuesday evening, on a ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Harvard approves annual tax levy

    HARVARD – In a 5-2 vote, the City Council this week approved a balloon levy request, knowing it wouldn't receive the full amount it is asking for.
    UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Code of conduct for appointees sent back to McHenry County Board committee

    WOODSTOCK – Concerns over potential problems and vagaries with a proposed code of conduct for appointees to boards and commissions prompted the McHenr ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Judy Baar Topinka memorial: Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner, James Thompson, others offer high praise

    COUNTRYSIDE – There wasn’t a person in attendance at a memorial held Wednesday for the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka who didn’t remark o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Reporter won't have to reveal murder-case source

    JOLIET – Appellate court judges have reversed a lower-court ruling that had ordered a journalist to reveal the source of a leak in a northern Illinois ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Rauner says agencies will be asking for $760 million extra

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Republican governor-elect said Tuesday he’s learned state agencies are planning to ask him for at least $760 million more than ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves committee assignments

    WOODSTOCK – The 24-member McHenry County Board approved its assignments to its standing committees and other boards and commissions for the next two y ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • John Bucci sworn in as new Algonquin police chief (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – The village has its new police chief. In front of a large crowd that included many membe ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

    WASHINGTON – Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season – a gift certificate good f ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Election 2015: McHenry County-area candidates turn in paperwork in first day of filing

    Monday marked the first day most candidates could file for the spring municipal elections. Most vill ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

    WASHINGTON – Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Report: Overcrowding after Dwight prison closing

    SPRINGFIELD – Moving about 1,000 female inmates from a closed prison in Dwight to another in Logan County has exacerbated overcrowding and not generat ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

    WASHINGTON – When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:11 pm
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