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  • From the Editor's Desk: McHenry County to see new House representatives

    The ripple effects of state Rep. Jack Franks’ decision to run for chairman of the McHenry County Board instead of another term in the General Assembly ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Marengo city council OKs water sewer rate increase for next 2 years

    MARENGO – After staff revisited where cuts could be made in the budget to fill an expected $90,000 gap in the city’s water sewer budget, the Marengo C ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • McHenry County Board set to reject inflationary property tax increase again

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will again turn down an inflationary property-tax increase for its next budget under guidelines set for a vote Tu ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Hebron trustee asks board to boycott meetings until John Jacobson leaves office

    HEBRON – Despite residents and trustees asking him to resign, Hebron Village President John Jacobson conducted business as usual at Monday’s Village B ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Military acted properly on Benghazi, lawyer says

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • 8-justice Supreme Court dodges decision on birth control

    WASHINGTON – A short-handed Supreme Court dodged but kept alive a legal challenge Monday from faith-based groups over the Obama administration's rules ...
    May 16, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Lake in the Hills lowers nonprofit video gaming fees to $300 per terminal

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Weeks after members of the American Legion voiced objections to the village’s increase in per-terminal video gaming fee, the Villa ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Cary Village Board may vote on Meyer Material extension Tuesday

    CARY – The Village Board might vote on a proposed three-year extension for mining activities on the Meyer Material site, at the board’s meeting at 7:3 ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Jack Franks announces McHenry County Board chairman run

    Ending months of speculation, Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks announced his candidacy for McHenry County Board Chairman, setting up what is sure to ...
    May 15, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner running out of time to get budget reforms he wants

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's vision of a grand two-year budget compromise with Illinois lawmakers is diminishing as the clock ticks down on this ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • On more than one issue, Donald Trump sounds like a Democrat

    NEW YORK – As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: On several key issues, he sou ...
    May 15, 2016 - 7:43 am
  • Upscale Lake in the Hills sandwich shop gets approval for liquor license

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board recently approved a liquor license for Lucky Penny’s, an upscale sandwich shop with video gaming planned for 421 ...
    May 15, 2016 - 7:56 am
  • Algonquin hosting open house for public arts program

    ALGONQUIN – The village will host an open house kickoff for its Public Art Program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harni ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Huntley plants 272 trees in spring round of 50/50 replacement program

    HUNTLEY – The village replaced 272 trees in the spring planting of its 50/50 Parkway Tree Replacement Program, a village official said.
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Randall Road meeting date scheduled

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will convene a nonvoting meeting June 3 aimed at discussing and resolving issues surrounding the planned Randall ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
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