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  • Lake in the Hills looks to update economic incentive policy

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village officials want to update the village's economic incentive policy, which is in place to help attract businesses to the comm ...
    NEW: July 23, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District seeks more time to buy property

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A delay in the removal of two billboards is causing the Crystal Lake Park District to need more time to close on a purchase of 27 ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • New law empowers McHenry County Board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw appointed members out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Federal appeals court deals blow to Obama health law

    WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • County seeking nominees for commissions

    The McHenry County Board is seeking people interested in appointment to several of its boards and commissions.
    July 21, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the prob ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • State law requires certain percentage of housing to be 'affordable'

    Construction workers along Congress Parkway in Crystal Lake carry long boards in and out of future residences as they put the final touches on a set o ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Richmond Village Board questions trustee’s timing

    RICHMOND – The Richmond Village Board voted to withdraw its membership from an economic development organization after one of its trustees got hired o ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Hultgren hosts forum with veteran service officers from 14th Congressional District counties

    GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, hosted a veterans forum Friday morning at his Geneva district office to discuss the state of veterans a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Local legislators opt out of pensions

    One of the first moves state Rep. David McSweeney made after assuming office in January 2013 was completing paperwork to opt out of the pension system ...
    July 18, 2014 - 6:43 am
  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    WASHINGTON – Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Marengo aldermen wait on ‘chronic nuisance’ proposal

    MARENGO – A proposal that would give Marengo officials an added tool in dealing with landlords with properties frequented by police and building inspe ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Nontraditional school could be housed in Woodstock's Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – A team of educators from the area wants to put a service learning-based private school in Woodstock’s historic Old Courthouse.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:05 am
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