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  • McHenry County UDO vote delayed again

    WOODSTOCK – Sixty-four amendments proposed to the Unified Development Ordinance by McHenry County Board members have forced another postponement of it ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    WASHINGTON – Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Court rules against Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – A U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution — thereby bumpi ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

    KITTERY, Maine – Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journali ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • McHenry County committee rejects CFI, seeks traditional Randall intersection fix

    WOODSTOCK – In the end, the controversial proposal to build a continuous-flow intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads isn’t even on the table.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Obama says ISIL beheading videos won't intimidate U.S.

    TALLINN, Estonia – President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:01 am
  • School District 26 Board approves new deal with teachers union

    CARY – Teachers’ salaries will have their annual increases tied to inflation under a new three-year contract approved Tuesday by the School District 2 ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • McHenry County residents want tougher restrictions on adult businesses in UDO

    WOODSTOCK – A number of residents implored the McHenry County Board to put tougher restrictions on adult establishments in the proposed Unified Develo ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    MIAMI – More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • RTA reform measure signed into law

    A reform bill aimed at Chicago’s mass-transit agencies in the wake of back-to-back scandals at Metra is now law.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Assessment appeal deadline ticking for Hebron, Hartland townships

    Property owners in two rural McHenry County townships have about one week left to appeal their assessments for next year’s taxes.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Cary seeks public input on allowing backyard chickens

    CARY – Veterinarian Christy McCratic has co-workers who own chickens and from time to time bring in eggs to their Schaumburg office.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Election numbers show declining civic activity in Oakwood Hills

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Those who filled the first few rows of the standing-room-only crowds at recent Oakwood Hills public hearings account for the total amo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax s ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
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