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  • McHenry County Board approves Local 150 DOT contract

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board handily approved a four-year contract with the union representing Division of Transportation maintenance workers, ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves creation of non-dedicated road program

    WOODSTOCK – Members of a coalition to get their non-dedicated roads fixed and maintained are cautiously optimistic that an action by the McHenry Count ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Justices’ verdicts differ in free speech cases

    WASHINGTON – In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas’ refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois court: Comcast must reveal commenter

    CHAMPAIGN – Comcast Cable Communications must identify an internet-service subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • House revives Obama’s trade agenda

    WASHINGTON – Working closely with the White House, the Republican-controlled House revived President Barack Obama’s trade agenda on Thursday, voting t ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller announces election campaign

    McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller officially is asking the voters, who will now decide who gets the office, to give him four more years on ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • 5-member task force will handle McHenry County township consolidation effort

    WOODSTOCK – A five-member task force will be assigned the duty of devising a plan by which township consolidation referendums can be placed on the 201 ...
    June 18, 2015 - 8:18 am
  • McLean County wants ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay $200K for election

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Another Illinois county voted to ask former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay for costs associated with electing his replacement in the ...
    June 17, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Rauner launches ads blasting Democrats as legislators meet

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner launched television ads blasting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Illinois Democrats as unwilling to cut spendi ...
    June 17, 2015 - 2:45 am
  • McHenry County Board member Tina Hill announces recorder run

    McHenry County Board member Tina Hill, R-Woodstock, announced her candidacy for county recorder Tuesday night.
    June 18, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Uncertainty over U.S. strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya

    CAIRO – Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target – the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Hospital group says Illinois could lease Healthcare.gov

    CHICAGO – A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois said the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by “leasing” t ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rauner criticizes Democratic lawmakers’ loyalties to Chicago

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has latched onto the longtime rivalry between Chicago and the rest of the state as he tries to negotiate with Democrat ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Woodstock survey to gauge business's opinions on Square smoking, litter

    WOODSTOCK – The city is in the process of developing a survey to gauge Woodstock businesses’ opinions on smoking on the Square and in downtown Woodsto ...
    June 15, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • McHenry County Board poised to resolve non-dedicated road struggle

    A seven-year struggle by some residents along non-dedicated roads who pay township road taxes but get nothing in return is heading for a successful co ...
    June 16, 2015 - 4:11 pm
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