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  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility of losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    DENVER – Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it’s becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politic ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    WASHINGTON – In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Algonquin's Scorched Earth Brewing seeking to add beer garden patio

    ALGONQUIN – During the warm summer months, there’s nothing like sitting outside with a cold craft beer, Michael Dallas said.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House commit ...
    March 28, 2015 - 8:01 am
  • Zoning, land issues divide Barrington Hills Village Board candidates

    BARRINGTON HILLS – Rules governing the commercial boarding of horses in recent years have divided Barrington Hills and helped fuel the six-way race fo ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Fox River Grove board OKs use of eminent domain to further redevelopment project

    FOX RIVER GROVE – There are three single-family residences in Fox River Grove sitting in the middle of where a proposed $250 million redevelopment pro ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lake in the Hills OKs turning over airport hazard zoning duties to the state

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board on Thursday passed a motion that will allow village staff to begin a process to turn airport hazard zoning dutie ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Marengo's new wastewater plant to open after numerous setbacks

    MARENGO – City officials expect to start a modernized wastewater treatment plant by next week, putting to a rest a $12 million project in Marengo that ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Judge sides with taxpayers in Crystal Lake tax levy dispute

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sided with about four dozen Crystal Lake businesses and property owners challenging the validity of property taxes ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Census: McHenry County's population drops again in 2014, only collar county to lose residents

    McHenry County’s population had a fourth straight year of decline last year, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau figures.
    March 26, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Bruce Rauner's commission examines Illinois sentencing laws

    A commission to re-evaluate Illinois’ sentencing laws, and eventually reduce the state’s prison population, is moving forward under Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Medical emergency ends McHenry County zoning hearing

    WOODSTOCK – A medical emergency abruptly ended a zoning hearing over a controversial request to allow a Nunda Township home to operate as a bed and br ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

    WASHINGTON – An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:51 pm
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