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  • McHenry County Board approves committee assignments

    WOODSTOCK – The 24-member McHenry County Board approved its assignments to its standing committees and other boards and commissions for the next two y ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • John Bucci sworn in as new Algonquin police chief (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – The village has its new police chief. In front of a large crowd that included many membe ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

    WASHINGTON – Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season – a gift certificate good f ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Election 2015: McHenry County-area candidates turn in paperwork in first day of filing

    Monday marked the first day most candidates could file for the spring municipal elections. Most vill ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

    WASHINGTON – Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Report: Overcrowding after Dwight prison closing

    SPRINGFIELD – Moving about 1,000 female inmates from a closed prison in Dwight to another in Logan County has exacerbated overcrowding and not generat ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

    WASHINGTON – When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map

    WASHINGTON – Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 20 ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Hunting of bobcats up to outgoing Illinois governor

    ST. LOUIS – Ken Staley spends days setting traps in pursuit of beavers, otters, raccoons and muskrats. Yet the southwestern Illinois man for years has ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Defense bill includes New Philadelphia provision

    BARRY – Illinois’ senators say federal defense legislation includes a request to study if a National Park designation is merited for the New Philadelp ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Kane County morgue reopening delayed until January

    GENEVA – The Kane County Coroner’s Office will be outsourcing forensic operations to DuPage County a bit longer than hoped.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Outdoor sales at planned Thornton's gas station in Algonquin up for approval

    ALGONQUIN – Village board members are preparing to give Thornton's permission to have outdoor sales.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:57 pm
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