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  • McHenry County Republicans say new leadership fueled local rout

    The McHenry County Republican Party shared in the national rout the GOP achieved Tuesday night. Aft ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Cary approves facade grant for Smiling Shamrock Creative House

    CARY – Village Board members on Tuesday approved a small facade grant to a business moving into town.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Republicans headed for McHenry County Board sweep

    McHenry County’ eight-year experiment with two-party rule on the County Board may have come to an end Tuesday evening with the defeat of both Democrat ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Cary looking to sell property along Route 14

    CARY – Nearly eight years after buying 0.76 acres of land along Route 14 in order to take down some blighted properties, the village is looking to sel ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Party leaders clash over Obama as election nears

    WASHINGTON – Claiming new momentum 48 hours before polls open across America, Republicans on Sunday assailed President Barack Obama in a final weekend ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • On the Record With ... McHenry County Mental Health Board director Scott Block

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County agency that funds mental health groups will have a local at the helm.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Close Illinois governor race spurs vote vigilance

    SPRINGFIELD – In the run-up to what could be the closest governor race in Illinois history, Republicans and Democrats are doing all they can to ensure ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • GOP rebels mind their political manners

    WASHINGTON – Tea party groups and other Republican rebels that thrive on bedeviling the party are minding their political manners in the run-up to Ele ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Assessment appeals ending for Riley, starting soon for Grafton

    Property owners in two remaining McHenry County townships have an opportunity to appeal their assessments.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • First lady backs Quinn as Rauner calls for change

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn got an assist Saturday from first lady Michelle Obama, who told a cheering crowd the incumbent and other Democrats will ensur ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Considering a voting booth selfie? Think again

    PEORIA – Already thinking about that perfect voting booth selfie on Election Day? You may want to think again.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Downtown makeover, Amtrak station dominate Huntley's 2015 capital projects

    HUNTLEY – Sparked by the state’s commitment to deliver Huntley an Amtrak station, village officials are planning to make 2015 a major year for the ong ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Where Illinois governor hopefuls stand on issues

    CHICAGO – The next governor of Illinois could decide a raft of big issues, from how to close a multibillion-dollar state budget gap to whether busines ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor’s office

    CHICAGO – At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Cary planning a small increase in tax levy

    CARY – Village Board members are leaning toward an increase in the property tax levy that only covers new growth.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:57 pm
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