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  • AG: McHenry County Board member's telecommuting not Open Meetings Act violation

    WOODSTOCK – Allowing a McHenry County Board member who winters in Florida for medical reasons to participate in meetings by phone does not violate the ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Union protesters disrupt Rauner stop in southern Illinois

    BELLEVILLE – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner received a mixed reception during a southern Illinois stop meant to build public support for his legislati ...
    June 9, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Obama remembers Joe Biden's son for living 'life of meaning'

    WILMINGTON, Del. – Mourning a loss that touched people on Delaware street corners and far beyond, President Barack Obama on Saturday remembered Beau B ...
    June 6, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Behind tough talk on Russia, G-7 leaders face tough reality

    WASHINGTON – Behind the tough talk on Russia expected from President Barack Obama and other leaders gathering in Germany this weekend is a stark reali ...
    June 6, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • 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
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