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  • McHenry County Board meets township consolidation report with tough questions

    WOODSTOCK – The final report of a task force created to pursue consolidating townships by referendum was met with tough questions by some McHenry Coun ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need U.S. Education Department

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommenda ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • McHenry County Board committee examines limited options in wake of scathing dental audit

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee frustrated with the likelihood that prosecuting several dentists accused of double-billing at the taxpaye ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois’ history museum is latest target in political fight

    SPRINGFIELD – The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasi ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Ba ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Rauner signs law toughening penalties on drunk drivers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers with two or more drunken driving convictions.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

    WASHINGTON – Oregon’s Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • McHenry County Board will hear township consolidation task force's final report

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board on Tuesday will hear the limited final report of a task force convened to examine referendums to consolidate the ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD – Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Cash-strapped Illinois: Can’t do the ‘impossible’ on paying

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services pr ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Cary Zoning, Planning and Appeals Board votes against Pedcor variance request

    CARY – Cheers erupted from a crowd of residents after Cary’s Zoning, Planning and Appeals Board on Thursday voted against a variance request for the p ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • State Sen. Pam Althoff formally announces her re-election campaign

    McHENRY – Republican state Sen. Pam Althoff made it official that she is seeking a fourth full term in Springfield.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • U.S. judge blasts Illinois for not making all ordered payments

    CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has scolded Illinois officials for not fully complying with her order that they pay providers of critical social ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Woodstock to consider cheaper option for Sheriff's House window work

    WOODSTOCK – Despite windows on Woodstock’s Sheriff’s House being in “immediate need of repair, restoration and in some instances replacement,” bids fo ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • McHenry County township consolidation: Lots of talk, little consensus on task force

    WOODSTOCK – A task force convened to examine halving the number of McHenry County townships through consolidation could agree only on merging a few of ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
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