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  • Rauner vetoes plan to cut Chicago pension payments

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan Friday that would reduce Chicago’s payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next fi ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana advocates cheer Gov. Bruce Rauner's about-face

    CHICAGO – Medical marijuana advocates are applauding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s about-face on expanding Illinois’ pilot program in length and qualifying cond ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Board committee hashing out 4-year plan with $33.9M in repairs, upgrades

    WOODSTOCK – A plan working its way through a McHenry County Board committee would prioritize $33.9 million in repairs and upgrades to its capital asse ...
    May 29, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Woodstock police union, City Council reach new contract agreements

    WOODSTOCK – New contracts for unionized Woodstock Police Department employees have been approved by the city of Woodstock and Fraternal Order of Polic ...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County's lawmakers blast House budget vote

    McHenry County’s representatives in Springfield could not contain their dismay over a last-minute House vote on a 500-page 2017 budget that Republican ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Democratic McHenry County state's attorney candidate sues letter writer for defamation

    The Democratic candidate for McHenry County state’s attorney is suing a Marengo senior citizen for defamation for a letter to the editor she wrote ear ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:28 am
  • Illinois House Democrats defy Gov. Bruce Rauner, push own budget

    SPRINGFIELD — Amid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without conside ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:13 am
  • State department audit faults Hillary Clinton on emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit found Wednesday.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Marengo City Council fills alderman vacancy in Ward 1 with 40-year resident

    MARENGO – Longtime resident Mike Miller has been appointed as the newest member of the Marengo City Council.
    May 24, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry County gun stores weigh in on proposed Illinois licensing law

    Owners of local gun stores are calling a new proposed state regulatory layer bureaucratic overkill designed to shut them down under the guise of impro ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Huntley OKs engineering contract for multi-use path along Route 47

    HUNTLEY – The village is moving forward with its plan for a multi-use path on the east side of Route 47 after the Village Board approved a contract fo ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois bill pushes for legal aid for juveniles in murder cases

    SPRINGFIELD – A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 in murder or sex offense investigations under a measure ...
    May 24, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Village doles out $30,000 for Cary Main Street Fest, farmers market, more events

    CARY – The Village Board has approved grants to help fund seven community events in its first round of awards for the new Community Event Grant progra ...
    May 24, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Fox River Grove police to move dispatch to NERCOMM in McHenry

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The Village Board approved a contract Thursday that will move police dispatch services to the soon-to-be-expanded center in McHenry.
    May 23, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • David McSweeney bill to rein in Illinois local government expenses headed to governor

    A bill aimed at cracking down on public officials dining and traveling at taxpayers’ expense is headed to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk to be signed into l ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:22 am
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