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  • McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission reopens after getting insurance reassurances

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission is again open for business after getting assurances that county government’s liability i ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Legal opinion leaves McHenry County veterans' commission in limbo

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission shut itself down earlier this week in the wake of a legal opinion that redefines its lon ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • McHenry County farmers, advocates watching proposed GMO labeling law

    Local farmers are split over a proposed federal law that would pre-empt states from passing their own more stringent food labeling laws for geneticall ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • McHenry County Board appoints member Ken Koehler to Metra Board

    WOODSTOCK – A driving force in county politics who helped shape the McHenry County Board for almost a decade as its chairman is stepping down to repre ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Marengo City Council approves storage facility variance, subject to landscape plan approval

    MARENGO – The Marengo City Council approved a plan that could expand mini warehouses at 1040 E. Grant Highway, subject to administrative approval of a ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Joint Cary Maplewood committee to talk finances, comprehensive plan

    CARY – The joint Maplewood committee is meeting for the second time Wednesday to discuss two factors that likely will come into play as decisions abou ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry County Board rejects Fraternite of Notre Dame expansion

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board soundly rejected an obscure French religious order’s request for a conditional-use permit to significantly expand ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • McHenry County Board to vote on Fraternite of Notre Dame expansion request

    WOODSTOCK – Tuesday night is decision time for the McHenry County Board regarding whether to grant a controversial conditional-use permit to an obsc ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Higher jury pay forces depleted McHenry County budget to transfer funds

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board has to transfer money to replenish a fund that was prematurely depleted by a state-mandated increase in jury pay.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • SNAP recipients, grocers complain about schedule

    PEORIA – Grocers and government food assistance recipients want Illinois to increase the number of days it disburses the benefits to help relieve spor ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois lawmaker seeks to restore death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD – A lawmaker from southwestern Illinois is pushing to restore the death penalty in certain cases, including when police officers are kille ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • After spill, work suspended at 10 mine sites

    BILLINGS, Mont. – Site investigations and some cleanup work at 10 polluted mining complexes in four states were suspended because of conditions simila ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • House goes on record against Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obam ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski announces re-election bid

    WOODSTOCK – Republican McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski has announced her intent to run for re-election in 2016.
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Algonquin officials to discuss economic study results with East Algonquin corridor land owners

    ALGONQUIN – After reviewing the results of an economic study on the East Algonquin Road corridor, village officials will reach out to various property ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:33 am
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