Government

  • Flood insurance rate spikes to ripple across Ill.

    ST. LOUIS – In a western Illinois city that hustles out sandbags every time the Mississippi River acts up, Shawn McNett is among Quincy’s fortunate fo ...
    March 23, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Writing a budget might divide House Republicans

    WASHINGTON – Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP’s efforts to advance a spe ...
    March 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Gov. Quinn reveals more re-election themes

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has raised questions about his Republican rival’s ethics in business dealings during a gubernatorial re-election bid that’s e ...
    March 23, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Commission: ‘Sweepstakes’ games should be outlawed

    SPRINGFIELD – An anti-crime group is backing legislation in the Illinois General Assembly that would outlaw “sweepstakes” machines that the group said ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Obama’s Europe ties get new test in Russia dispute

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade allied lead ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Ill. lawmakers investigate drop in deer numbers

    BELLEVILLE – Illinois state lawmakers are getting involved in an effort to find out why the latest deer-hunting season saw such a decline in harvested ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • As snow piled up this winter, so did municipalities’ bills

    Between the overtime and the salt, the fuel and the vehicle maintenance, municipalities have racked up the bills this winter.
    March 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • After referendum defeat, Huntley Park District won't ask voters for $18.75M again

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Park District has received the strong message voters sent regarding the district’s $18.75 million referendum question.
    March 22, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • McHenry County billboard ban to be extended into fall

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is going to move forward with a third, shorter and hopefully final extension of a moratorium on off-premi ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Franks open to putting 'millionaire tax' on ballot

    McHenry County's Republican representatives in Springfield blasted House Speaker Michael Madigan's proposed "millionaire tax" as a political stunt tha ...
    March 22, 2014 - 12:41 am
  • Huntley funds senior taxi service through 2014

    HUNTLEY – Village Board members poured an additional $10,000 to keep a taxi service running through the year for elderly residents in Sun City Huntley ...
    April 11, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • McHenry council approves 'Band-Aid' ahead of consolidation plans

    McHENRY – The city is putting "another Band-Aid" on its central wastewater treatment plant, which hopes to decommission in the coming years, its publi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 4:08 pm
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