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  • Marengo area religious order before McHenry County zoning board for expansion

    WOODSTOCK – Ten years after getting permission to build in rural Coral Township, an obscure Christian order is back before the county asking to expand ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • McHenry County Board backs Rauner reform agenda despite union opposition

    WOODSTOCK – A standing-room-only audience of union members opposed to Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" could not dissuade the McHenry County Bo ...
    April 9, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists – an ...
    April 9, 2015 - 2:30 am
  • Senate creating secret encyclopedia of U.S. spy programs

    WASHINGTON – Trying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedi ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Unpopular decisons propel Cary, Lakewood write-ins, others to victory

    The 10 percent of McHenry County voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election sent two village boards and a school district the powerful message of w ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • Lake in the Hills under budget last fiscal year

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village ended the last fiscal year in good financial standing, able to increase the general fund balance by over $96,000 more ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • AP Interview: Sen. Rand Paul won't spell out abortion ban exceptions

    NASHUA, N.H. – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What excepti ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • White House criticizes ruling on Obama's immigration action

    HOUSTON – A federal judge has wrongly prevented "lawful, commonsense policies" from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama's executive actio ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • 2 Massachusetts Democrats voice unhappiness with Nancy Pelosi

    WASHINGTON – Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party's leadership team in Congress af ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner calls Illinois Supreme Court part of corrupt system

    CHICAGO – Illinois' Supreme Court is part of a "corrupt system" because of the campaign donations justices receive from attorneys who argue cases befo ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Strong write-in showing delays Cary Village Board election results

    CARY – The victors of the five-way Cary Village Board race remained unknown early Wednesday morning because of a strong showing by write-in candidates ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:01 am
  • Write-in Serwatka poised for victory on Lakewood Village Board

    LAKEWOOD – Write-in candidate Paul Serwatka almost certainly upset an incumbent on the Village Board, riding a wave of concern and discontent over pla ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Johnsburg School District 12: Newcomers win seats; incumbents 1 vote apart

    JOHNSBURG – Two newcomers appear poised to take seats on the District 12 School Board, with one vote as of late Tuesday evening separating two incumbe ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:09 am
  • One incumbent loses Harvard City Council seat

    HARVARD – Voters in three of the city’s four aldermanic wards tentatively elected two newcomers and tossed out one incumbent Tuesday evening, but only ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois' Governor Rauner wants to rip 'economic guts' from Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants "rip the economic guts out of Indiana."He to ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:09 pm
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