Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
68FMostly Cloudy and BreezyFull Forecast

Government

  • In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

    WASHINGTON – An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Gov. Rauner tells Chicago studio to return $10 million grant

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered a Chicago TV and movie studio to return a $10 million state grant awarded by his predecessor, Pat Qui ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Illinois moves to plug big hole in this year’s state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • 3 state workers seek to join Rauner lawsuit over union dues

    CHICAGO – Three Illinois state employees on Monday sought to join Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit against labor unions, a legal maneuver aimed at trying t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry County Board to vote next month on rule changes

    WOODSTOCK – New McHenry County Board rules that set the stage for a popularly elected chairman and try to promote more order and civility are on their ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Cruz becomes first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

    WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner’s immigration message leaves advocates perplexed

    CHICAGO – More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation’s most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Election 2015: 5 candidates vying for 3 spots on Cary Village Board

    CARY – Increased communication between the public and the village, and revitalizing the downtown area are just some of the topics on the minds of the ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Paddleboarding business at Three Oaks to expand, offer sailboarding

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Paddleboarding at Three Oaks Recreation Area will move to a larger, more scenic spot, the Crystal Lake City Council decided this week.
    March 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • With FOIA and Open Meetings Act, it's McHenry County residents' right to know

    Five years ago, the Northwest Herald began an ongoing series called “No More Excuses” to badger and shame local governments into compliance with new a ...
    March 23, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Backyard chickens off the table in Cary after zoning amendment fails

    CARY – The issue of backyard chickens in Cary died Tuesday with a failed text amendment that would have altered the zoning ordinance to allow the keep ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Election 2015: 4 vie for 3 seats on Lakewood Village Board

    LAKEWOOD –A write-in candidate frustrated by the recent approval of a special taxing district has made the race for the three open seats on the Lakew ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves sheriff's office reorganization

    WOODSTOCK – A reorganization of upper management of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office sailed through the McHenry County Board with no fanfare, despi ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    WASHINGTON – The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Watch Now

    Reader Poll

    Which road construction project will affect you most?
    Route 14 widening
    Charles Miller Road construction
    S. Main Street widening in Crystal Lake
    Route 31 widening
    Other