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  • Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

    CHICAGO – Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Holiday Hills president, trustees feud over changed locks at Village Hall

    HOLIDAY HILLS – Village President Dan Drury’s decision to change the locks at Village Hall last month has led to the latest rift between him and sever ...
    April 17, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Marengo bar must surrender liquor license by end of April after violations

    MARENGO – After Harley D’z bar in Marengo violated the terms of its liquor license several times in the past few years, the business will have to surr ...
    April 18, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • $95.5M Crystal Lake budget, Willow Creek Community Church plan on City Council agenda

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Approving its 2017 budget and giving the go-ahead for a local megachurch to relocate to the former Oak Industries building are on the a ...
    April 16, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Cary Village Board could vote on affordable senior housing project

    CARY – Two issues that have been discussed extensively by village officials in recent months will be entertained again at Tuesday’s Village Board meet ...
    April 16, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Marengo tables decision to increase water-sewer rates

    MARENGO – The decision on whether to raise Marengo residents’ water-sewer bills was tabled so the city could pull together other options on how to fil ...
    April 15, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County specialty courts feeling uncertainty of Illinois budget impasse

    WOODSTOCK – As the state of Illinois reaches 10 months without a budget, McHenry County specialty court officials are wondering how much longer they c ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • McHenry County Board may settle lawsuit with Local 150 over 'Turnaround Agenda' vote

    WOODSTOCK – Gov. Bruce Rauner may have to turn Illinois around without the symbolic help of the McHenry County Board, which is settling a lawsuit prom ...
    April 15, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • New video gambling rules in Lake in the Hills would raise fees, add space requirements

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board will vote Thursday on an ordinance that would raise the yearly per-terminal video gaming fee for businesses from ...
    April 14, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Rep. David McSweeney's bill to rein in local government travel expenses clears Illinois House

    A bill that would make it harder for local government officials to travel and dine at taxpayer expense sailed through the Illinois House and is on its ...
    April 13, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Crystal Lake businesses see end of video gambling ban as leveling playing field

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Local business owners have good things to say about the new Crystal Lake ordinance that ends a years-long struggle on their part to all ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Voters may get advisory referendum to shrink McHenry County Board's size

    WOODSTOCK – An already crowded and important November ballot also may include an advisory question asking voters whether they want to shrink the size ...
    April 12, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for Week of April 11

    Monday, April 11Algonquin Planning & Zoning Commission: 7:30 p.m., Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harn ...
    April 11, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Cary trustees in disagreement about electronic signs on Route 14

    CARY – Village staff and representatives of Liberty Outdoor Advertising are discussing other options for the company’s billboards in Cary after it bec ...
    April 11, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • McHenry County shuffling 911 services amid dispatch center consolidation

    HARVARD – Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause struggles to see the benefits of moving emergency dispatch services outside the city.
    April 11, 2016 - 1:57 pm
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