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  • 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
  • Tardy tax filers risk loss of health care subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Bruce Rauner signs Jack Franks bill allowing for direct election of rescue district trustees

    Taxpayers now can petition for an election to directly elect rescue squad district trustees under new legislation.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Sen. Harry Reid: Iran deal best path to stop country from getting bomb

    WASHINGTON – With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid now on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers seems to be picking up the ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's health plan hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

    MADISON, Wis. – Republican Scott Walker's plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law hinges on what many see as a nearl ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Rep. Jack Franks still on the fence about override of AFSCME bill veto

    A crucial swing vote that will determine whether the General Assembly will override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill essentially strippin ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Rauner vetoes bill to mandate hepatitis C testing

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation aimed at fighting an epidemic of contagious liver disease, saying it would cost the st ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • McHenry County Board freezes elected salaries, nixes extra $5,000 for vice chairman

    WOODSTOCK – Routine votes to merely keep the salaries of McHenry County Board members and certain other elected officials the same for the next term t ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:02 pm
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