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  • McHenry County Board approves MCCD's 2017 budget over objections

    WOODSTOCK – The existence of a police force operated by the McHenry County Conservation District again proved to be a sticking point for some members ...
    UPDATED: May 5, 2016 - 6:44 pm
  • Woodstock to consider home rule policy similar to Downers Grove

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council has agreed to put together a policy that would outline guidelines for the city when it becomes home rule.
    May 5, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • Cary officials worry fractured dispatch could cause problems in emergencies

    CARY – The Village Board is considering whether to provide the Cary Fire Protection District with a "financial bridge" to prevent the district from sw ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

    WASHINGTON – Vape away.Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from ne ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Crystal Lake ditches panhandling ban in wake of federal court ruling

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A federal court’s decision to strike down Springfield’s anti-panhandling ordinance prompted the Crystal Lake City Council to repeal its ...
    May 5, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Crystal Lake public works employees save 9 ducklings from storm sewer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Pulling debris from the sewer is part of the job for Crystal Lake public works employees Joe Gallina and Pete Beer.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Bill to change Illinois Constitution to allow progressive income tax dies in state House

    Attempts to ask voters in November to change the Illinois Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax died Wednesday in the state House.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • John Kasich ends campaign for Republican presidential nomination

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making ...
    May 4, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • State Rep. Jack Franks' redistricting overhaul clears Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Fate of Randall Road widening in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills on line in upcoming meeting

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will meet in a Committee of the Whole that could help determine the fate of the Randall Road widening and improve ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Bull Valley to allow video gaming ... for now

    BULL VALLEY – Video gaming now will be allowed in Bull Valley, at least for a year, Village Administrator Richard Vance said.
    May 3, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Former employee files civil suit against McHenry County Clerk alleging assault

    WOODSTOCK – A former employee of McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan has sued her for assault, although she made no physical contact with her.
    May 3, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for Week of May 2

    MondayMcHenry City Council: 7 p.m., McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.McHenry County Board Law and ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • McHenry County Board members set to have busy Tuesday agenda

    WOODSTOCK – A referendum, a countywide agency’s budget and the fate of land acquisition for the planned widening of Randall Road are some of the items ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Voter advocacy groups to host home rule event in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – In response to a special census that could result in Woodstock’s recognized population growing above 25,000 and giving the city home-rule ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
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