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  • 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
  • Obama orders review of U.S. hostage policy

    WASHINGTON – With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are take ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Potential Maplewood developer to present at Cary District 26 board meeting

    CARY – A possible developer for the vacant Maplewood School property owned by Cary District 26 is scheduled to make his pitch to school board members.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Senate rejects Keystone pipeline – but GOP vows replay

    WASHINGTON – In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night aimed at forcing completi ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 6:02 pm
  • House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as minority leader

    WASHINGTON – Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which t ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Odd McHenry County document leads to historical find

    WOODSTOCK – An unusual finding at the bottom of a drawer at the McHenry County Division of Transportation led to the discovery of more than 300 old do ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Lake in the Hills adopts annual levy

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board has adopted its $5.4 million property tax levy. The estimated ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • McHenry County lawmakers predict quiet veto session

    Local lawmakers are predicting quiet on the Springfield front when it reconvenes later this week in the months before the January swearing-in of the n ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • McHenry County clerk, treasurer reflect on years of service

    WOODSTOCK – A phone call from a friend in October 1959 changed the life of recent Woodstock High School graduate Kathie Cross.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Developer considering senior affordable housing project in Cary

    CARY – An Ohio-based development company has begun researching the possibility of building a senior housing development along Three Oaks Road with the ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Algonquin prepares annual tax levy with no increase

    ALGONQUIN – The village plans to keep its tax levy the same amount as last year. Algonquin trustees ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Algonquin considers telecommunications tax increase on phones

    ALGONQUIN – Residents’ phone bills might go up. Village officials proposed increasing the town’s te ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Obama, Xi look to highlight areas of agreement

    BEIJING – President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to play down points of tension between their two nations Wednesday, unveiling ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Ryan move to Ways and Means won’t preclude ‘16 bid

    WASHINGTON – Unbothered by suggestions it could preclude a presidential campaign, Rep. Paul Ryan is on track to be tapped to lead Congress’ main tax-w ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm
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