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  • New study shows impact of military in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – A new report has found that the military and defense industry provides 150,000 jobs and $13.3 billion in economic activity to Illinois.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County Board chairman race in full swing

    WOODSTOCK – Next month’s spectacle of the newly-seated McHenry County Board electing its chairman for the next two years will be the last.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Court split, Illinois red-light camera law stands

    CHICAGO – Red-light cameras will stay put across the state after a divided Illinois Supreme Court couldn’t reach a decision on their legality.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • House Democrat: Wait on Lincoln Library decision

    SPRINGFIELD – The chairman of a state committee said lawmakers should wait for an outside study before considering plans to separate the Abraham Linco ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois House Democrat outlines ridesharing ideas

    SPRINGFIELD – A Democratic state lawmaker said background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Jim Oberweis leads veto override of speed limit bill

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, on Thursday successfully challenged a gubernatorial veto of a bill he sponsored to raise the spe ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal ac ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • McHenry County Board ratifies new stormwater ordinance

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved a rewrite of its Stormwater Management Ordinance that authors said makes it simpler and more user-friend ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Mike Frerichs pulls off slim win in Illinois treasurer's race

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Sen. Mike Frerichs won the state treasurer's post by about 9,600 votes after Republican opponent Tom Cross conceded the hard-fo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Obama plan won't grant immigrants federal benefits

    WASHINGTON – As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Lawmakers discuss Illinois’ school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois’ school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmaker ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves $240M budget

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board passed a balanced 2015 budget that does not collect the inflationary property tax increase allowed under the tax ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers eye final attempt at state-run health insurance exchange

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers may have one more chance to approve a state-run health insurance marketplace during the fall legislative session that sta ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
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