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  • House votes to undo Obama's executive actions on immigration

    WASHINGTON – Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn Pr ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Elected chairman debate could dominate McHenry County Board rules review

    WOODSTOCK – Changing the McHenry County Board rules to accommodate for a popularly elected chairman will be something of a balancing act.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Burger King in Algonquin planning a remodel

    ALGONQUIN – Burger King on Randall Road is looking to carry out a facelift. The fast-food chain has ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Algonquin trustees signal support for $38M senior development

    ALGONQUIN – Village trustees on Tuesday gave their initial thumbs-up to a proposed $38 million senior facility along Algonquin Road.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must tackle own agenda, plus Pat Quinn's

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner spent his first full day in office Tuesday dealing with two agendas: his own, imposing tougher ethics rules, and a sec ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Illinois fracking registration off to slow start

    SPRINGFIELD – Two months since Illinois enacted rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, no company has applied for a state permit to put hydraulic ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Illinois Attorney General: State can use 'police powers' to cut pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing that a landmark Illinois pension overhaul should be upheld because the state has "police powers ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Republicans press attacks on immigration, Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON – Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring veto threats and pushing bill ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Obama's cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Jack Franks introduces bill to expand disabled veterans’ tax exemption

    More disabled veterans in Illinois would be eligible for an existing tax exemption under legislation recently introduced by state Rep. Jack Franks.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • U.S. says it should have sent high official to Paris march

    WASHINGTON – In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have jo ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Kerry in Pakistan to push efforts against extremist groups

    ISLAMABAD – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan on Monday to press the country’s leadership to step up the fight against extremists ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

    WASHINGTON – Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 candidate disqualified from ballot

    WOODSTOCK – One of the 11 candidates for Community High School District 155 Board was tossed from the April 7 ballot for not having the required numbe ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Bruce Rauner inauguration: McHenry County lawmakers react to Illinois governor's address

    Bruce Rauner has officially taken the reins as Illinois governor after his inauguration Monday in Springfield.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
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