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  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate abou ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Cary Smoke Shop to be fined after tobacco violation

    CARY – Cary Smoke Shop will be fined a yet-to-be determined amount after it pleaded guilty Thursday to a tobacco license violation.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Judge rejects Green Party lawsuit over ballot access

    Illinois Green Party candidates for statewide office – including Harvard attorney Scott Summers – likely will not appear on the Nov. 4 ballot after a ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Cary applies for federal road dollars

    CARY – Village Board members approved applying for federal transportation dollars through the McHenry County Council of Mayors for three potential roa ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 8:06 am
  • Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Opposition to McHenry County RV restrictions come out in force

    WOODSTOCK – Proposed restrictions to the outdoor storage of boats and other recreational vehicles on residential lots has owners up in arms.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Woodstock OKs zoning, special use request from medical marijuana dispensary

    WOODSTOCK – The City Council decided late Tuesday night to alter zoning and grant a special use request for a medical marijuana dispensary at 2300-231 ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Cary sets up three-year electric aggregation contract

    CARY – Electricity rates in town are going to increase in November, but are expected to be lower than the ComEd rates.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON – An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    WASHINGTON – Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Quinn signs bill allowing some governments to consolidate

    A bill that gives some of the state's most esoteric and obscure units of local government the power to eliminate themselves is now law.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • More states recognizing Illinois concealed-carry permits

    A growing number of states are honoring Illinois’ new concealed-carry permit. Since becoming availab ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:19 pm
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