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  • On the Record With: McHenry County deputy administrator Scott Hartman

    In a sense, Scott Hartman came home last year.While he lives in Crystal Lake, the former administrat ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Couples, officials, foes readying for US gay marriage ruling

    CINCINNATI – With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected any day now, gay couples in states with bans are making wedding plans, cou ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner’s social agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn’t have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois’ deepening ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Cary to donate $10,000 to 2015 Main Street Fest

    CARY – The executive director for the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce left a Cary village meeting with a donation for a large-scale event, but not ...
    June 20, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves Local 150 DOT contract

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board handily approved a four-year contract with the union representing Division of Transportation maintenance workers, ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves creation of non-dedicated road program

    WOODSTOCK – Members of a coalition to get their non-dedicated roads fixed and maintained are cautiously optimistic that an action by the McHenry Count ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Justices’ verdicts differ in free speech cases

    WASHINGTON – In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas’ refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois court: Comcast must reveal commenter

    CHAMPAIGN – Comcast Cable Communications must identify an internet-service subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • House revives Obama’s trade agenda

    WASHINGTON – Working closely with the White House, the Republican-controlled House revived President Barack Obama’s trade agenda on Thursday, voting t ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller announces election campaign

    McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller officially is asking the voters, who will now decide who gets the office, to give him four more years on ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • 5-member task force will handle McHenry County township consolidation effort

    WOODSTOCK – A five-member task force will be assigned the duty of devising a plan by which township consolidation referendums can be placed on the 201 ...
    June 18, 2015 - 8:18 am
  • McLean County wants ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay $200K for election

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Another Illinois county voted to ask former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay for costs associated with electing his replacement in the ...
    June 17, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Rauner launches ads blasting Democrats as legislators meet

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner launched television ads blasting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Illinois Democrats as unwilling to cut spendi ...
    June 17, 2015 - 2:45 am
  • McHenry County Board member Tina Hill announces recorder run

    McHenry County Board member Tina Hill, R-Woodstock, announced her candidacy for county recorder Tuesday night.
    June 18, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Uncertainty over U.S. strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya

    CAIRO – Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target – the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:15 am
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