Government

  • LITH hires new finance director

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has a new finance director. The Village Board on Thursday hired Rich Hentschel to replace Robert Miller, who resigned ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Business park in city of McHenry gets variance for apartments

    McHENRY – An undeveloped business park off Route 31 could house some apartments in addition to the proposed commercial space.
    July 26, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Lengthy review may push back UDO vote

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board’s vote to ratify the Unified Development Ordinance likely will be pushed back two weeks because of its ongoing re ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • District 26 budget projects surplus

    CARY – Even though District 26 is planning for reductions in state aid for the upcoming school year, officials still expect a balanced spending plan.
    July 26, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

    WASHINGTON – One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue imp ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • County Board takes first step in reorganization debate

    WOODSTOCK – The newly created McHenry County Board Reorganization Committee spent portions of its first meeting Thursday looking anything but organize ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

    WASHINGTON – Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Lake in the Hills receives budget award

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, according t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Lake in the Hills looks to update economic incentive policy

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills officials want to update the village's economic incentive policy, which is in place to help attract businesses t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District seeks more time to buy property

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A delay in the removal of two billboards is causing the Crystal Lake Park District to need more time to close on a purchase of 27 ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • New law empowers McHenry County Board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw appointed members out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Federal appeals court deals blow to Obama health law

    WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • County seeking nominees for commissions

    The McHenry County Board is seeking people interested in appointment to several of its boards and commissions.
    July 21, 2014 - 4:09 pm
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