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  • Crystal Lake City Council approves revised plan for proposed subdivision

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A proposed subdivision near Hannah Beardsley Middle School will have fewer homes, many on larger lots than originally proposed.
    June 6, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Report: Social Security overpaid disability benefits by $17B

    WASHINGTON – Social Security overpaid disability beneficiaries by nearly $17 billion over the past decade, a government watchdog said Friday, raising ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • General: Criticism of air war against IS based on fiction

    WASHINGTON – In an emphatic defense of the air war in Iraq and Syria, a senior American general fired back Friday at critics who call the campaign tim ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Gov. Rauner appoints new medical marijuana director

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed an attorney from his staff to direct the state's medical marijuana program.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Happy hour bill awaits Gov. Rauner’s approval

    SPRINGFIELD – Happy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Illinois Senate to hold hearing on freezing property taxes

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate will consider a proposed property tax freeze when the chamber reconvenes for the first time since the regular legisl ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry County Board adds I-90/Route 23 interchange in Marengo to transportation plan

    MARENGO – An interchange at Interstate 90 and Route 23 officially has been added to the county’s transportation project to-do list.
    June 8, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Kirk to donate $10,000 contribution from Hastert to charity

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is donating a $10,000 campaign contribution he received from former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to charity.
    June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • House advances workers’ comp bill, hosts heated debate

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats touted Thursday what they called a compromise over the budget impasse with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the plan ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • China suspected in massive breach of federal personnel data

    WASHINGTON – China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. government personnel office and stealing identifying ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • State planes used by Illinois officials grounded in cost-cutting move

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Dozens of state employees and top Illinois officials will be affected by Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to ground the state's airplan ...
    June 4, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Illinois House committee OKs workers' compensation changes

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois House committee controlled by Democrats has endorsed changes to state law requiring employers to pay medical costs for injur ...
    June 4, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Illinois doctors group wants Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto hepatitis C bill

    CHICAGO — With three out of four Americans who are infected unaware they have hepatitis C, Illinois lawmakers last month approved a measure to fight w ...
    June 4, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Cary board moves forward on affordable housing plan, will include 'flawed' state calculations

    CARY – The Village Board had another lengthy discussion Tuesday about affordable housing, going further into detail about what message it wanted to co ...
    June 4, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Routine McHenry County Board appointment leads to clash over lack of candidates

    WOODSTOCK – A routine McHenry County Board appointment to the conservation district board devolved into a debate over whether new disclosure requireme ...
    June 4, 2015 - 12:30 am
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