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  • Madigan wants expedited appeal on pension law

    CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office has asked the Illinois Supreme Court for an expedited hearing of her appeal of a lower court's declar ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:47 pm
  • Illinois Legislature approves bobcat hunting

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation allowing bobcat hunting for the first time in more than 40 years.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:46 pm
  • Quinn left with few, tough options on minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – A final piece of outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn's legacy is up in the air as lawmakers left Springfield for the year without sending the Chicag ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:45 pm
  • McHenry County agencies exploring fiber optic possibilities

    Numerous officials behind a $2.11 million project that would create a broadband fiber-optic network in the Woodstock area acknowledge that the endeavo ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Senate passes Illinois minimum wage bill, but House adjourns

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers began wrapping up their annual fall veto session Wednesday, pushing off some of the state's business until Republican ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers pass conservation district levy bill granting more taxing authority to MCCD

    A bill that clarifies a 25-year-old ambiguity over the maximum the McHenry County Conservation District can levy without a referendum is on its way to ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 6:25 pm
  • Cary village trustees eyeing mixed-use at former Maplewood School property

    CARY – Village trustees said they would like to see a mixed-use development at the vacant Maplewood property, owned by Cary School District 26.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Likely Pentagon nominee earned stripes quiet way

    WASHINGTON – No household name, Ashton Carter has earned his stripes in the national security trenches the quiet way.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • GOP seeks year-end plan on funding, immigration

    WASHINGTON – Year-end holidays beckoning, House Republicans struggled Tuesday to coalesce behind a plan that avoids a government shutdown next week an ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Judge Karmeier keeps Illinois Supreme Court seat

    ST. LOUIS – An Illinois Supreme Court justice who narrowly fended off a million-dollar campaign to deny him retention said Tuesday that the ordeal mer ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Legislature overturns Quinn veto on truck speeds

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have overturned the governor’s veto of legislation allowing higher speed limits for trucks on interstate highways in ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers to adjourn without lame-duck session, minimum wage vote

    The Illinois House will adjourn Wednesday without taking up a minimum wage vote or most other serious legislation until the swearing-in of the new Gen ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Applicants sought for McHenry County Zoning Board of Appeals alternate

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is seeking applications from persons interested in becoming an alternate member of the McHenry County Zoning Boar ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Obama faces shrinking pool of Pentagon contenders

    WASHINGTON – Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besieged by cr ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Permanent same-day voter registration considered

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation making permanent a law that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois’ Nov. 4 election is advancing in the Illinois L ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm
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