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  • Dillard officially resigns from Illinois Senate

    WESTMONT – Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard, who made two attempts at Illinois governor, officially resigned from the Legislature after more than tw ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Lawmaker pleads to misdemeanor; faced 17 felonies

    CHICAGO – An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 federal bank fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty Monday t ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois historical sites forced to reduce hours

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Monday that it has been forced to cut the hours of 13 historical sites after Labor D ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Meyer Material might look for extra mining time in Cary

    CARY – With Meyer Material about 18 months behind its originally planned mining schedule along Route 31, the village and company officials are looking ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • County pushes back Unified Development Ordinance vote

    The McHenry County Board will not be voting Tuesday on the proposed Unified Development Ordinance because it has not yet finished reviewing it.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Illinois comptroller rivals differ on merger idea

    CHICAGO – The two candidates seeking the job of writing checks in a state notoriously behind in paying bills differ on a big issue hovering over the s ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Report: Rauner funneled money into Caribbean

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner funneled part of his wealth to a Caribbean territory long considered a tax haven, a business ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Law allowing timely insulin injection approved

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure into law that allows diabetics to inject insulin where and when they need to.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Fee schedule changed for Illinois ATVs

    SPRINGFIELD – A new state law eliminates the registration fee for owners of all-terrain vehicles who only use them on private property.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • New law to double southwestern Ill. port’s size

    GRANITE CITY – A southwestern Illinois port district near the Mississippi River will more than double under legislation signed into law by Gov. Pat Qu ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • IEPA awaits financial data from Hebron

    HEBRON – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants to know whether Hebron officials spent funds that should have been earmarked for the villa ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief deal

    WASHINGTON – Prospects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Revision of McHenry County's stormwater ordinance heading into final stretch

    The rewrite of the county’s Stormwater Management Ordinance could move to the County Board by year’s end.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration

    WASHINGTON – What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 10:07 am
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