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  • McHenry County Board approves 2017 budget plan without levy increase

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board has approved a plan for developing next year’s budget that does not include an inflationary property tax increase ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois comptroller visits Family Alliance in Huntley, talks state budget troubles

    HUNTLEY – Speaking to a group of Family Alliance program participants who were enjoying an afternoon snack, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munge ...
    May 19, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • Cary Village Board rejects Meyer Material's request for 3-year mining extension

    CARY – The Village Board rejected Meyer Material Co.’s request for a three-year extension on mining activities at its site near Route 31 after comment ...
    May 19, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. B ...
    May 18, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Amid budget deficit, Illinois considers taxing pop, sugary drinks

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers scrambling to find money to fix Illinois' multibillion dollar deficit are looking to sugary drinks as one potential source of ...
    May 18, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Algonquin Village Board to vote on engineering contracts for downtown utility work

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on three contracts for engineering services for the first two phases of its planned downtown streetsca ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois’ epic budget ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • PHOTOS: Illinois Legislature works to end Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois' epic budget ...
    May 17, 2016 - 6:43 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: McHenry County to see new House representatives

    The ripple effects of state Rep. Jack Franks’ decision to run for chairman of the McHenry County Board instead of another term in the General Assembly ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Marengo city council OKs water sewer rate increase for next 2 years

    MARENGO – After staff revisited where cuts could be made in the budget to fill an expected $90,000 gap in the city’s water sewer budget, the Marengo C ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • McHenry County Board set to reject inflationary property tax increase again

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will again turn down an inflationary property-tax increase for its next budget under guidelines set for a vote Tu ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Hebron trustee asks board to boycott meetings until John Jacobson leaves office

    HEBRON – Despite residents and trustees asking him to resign, Hebron Village President John Jacobson conducted business as usual at Monday’s Village B ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Military acted properly on Benghazi, lawyer says

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • 8-justice Supreme Court dodges decision on birth control

    WASHINGTON – A short-handed Supreme Court dodged but kept alive a legal challenge Monday from faith-based groups over the Obama administration's rules ...
    May 16, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Lake in the Hills lowers nonprofit video gaming fees to $300 per terminal

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Weeks after members of the American Legion voiced objections to the village’s increase in per-terminal video gaming fee, the Villa ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:44 am
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