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  • Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cam ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • McHenry County Board grapples with $35M Valley Hi budget surplus

    WOODSTOCK – New management and new leadership transformed Valley Hi Nursing Home from a fiscal disaster into a tight ship now turning a slight profit.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Algonquin planning to rebuild part of Boyer Road

    ALGONQUIN – A section of road will have to be shut down during the fall so it can be rebuilt. Boyer ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Algonquin board signals support for conventional intersection

    ALGONQUIN – Village Board members signaled their support for a resolution to urge the County Board to build a conventional intersection at Randall and ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • McHenry County Health Department finds new leader in Texas

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board of Health chose an El Paso, Texas, health professional to lead the county's department.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and S ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Company wants to open McHenry marijuana cultivation center

    McHENRY – In exchange for a letter of support, a company looking to open a marijuana cultivation center in McHenry would make annual payments to the c ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Public House to lease Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – A familiar eatery to Woodstock residents could occupy the vacant restaurant space at the Old Courthouse later this winter, after the City ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Oakwood Hills Village Board minutes point to Illinois Open Meetings Act violation

    OAKWOOD HILLS – The Illinois Open Meetings Act allowed the village board last year to go into closed session to discuss a lawsuit filed by a resident ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

    WASHINGTON – The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana ID card applications top 2,000

    ST. LOUIS – More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing th ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding fo ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Board chairman touts accomplishments

    ELBURN – Nearly two years have passed since Chris Lauzen left the Illinois State Senate after he was voted in as chairman of the Kane County Board, an ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • McHenry County UDO vote delayed again

    WOODSTOCK – Sixty-four amendments proposed to the Unified Development Ordinance by McHenry County Board members have forced another postponement of it ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    WASHINGTON – Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm
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