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  • Bruce Rauner unveils broad agenda in Illinois State of State address

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in his first State of the State address laid out a broad agenda he said would revitalize Illinois’ economy that focuses s ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • New building planned for Algonquin storage facility

    ALGONQUIN – A revamped storage facility is planned along Algonquin Road. Phil Murphy, the owner of N ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Obama claim of $1.8 trillion deficit cuts open to question

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's budget is relying on a series of familiar accounting tricks to show $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction over a de ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Bruce Rauner says his agenda will make Illinois more competitive

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner laid out a first-year agenda Wednesday he said will help Illinois better compete with its neighbors, largely by ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • McHenry County Board ends planning software contract

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board pulled the plug on a software contract that county staff alleges has gone far over deadline.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Cary changes brush collection services

    CARY – The village has changed the way it's collecting brush. The Cary Village Board on Tuesday appr ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Bill to address veterans' suicides heads to White House

    WASHINGTON – A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans is on its way to the president for his signature.
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Cary plans $1.5 million in road resurfacing as part of capital plan

    CARY – Village officials are looking at carrying out $1.5 million worth of road resurfacing this year as part of their capital improvement program.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Illinois State of the State: Things to watch in Rauner's address

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has a chance to fill in the details on his plans for fixing the state's many problems when he addresses the General Assemb ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Job creation takes center stage in chairman's State of McHenry County Address

    WOODSTOCK – Creating an environment that encourages creation of good-paying jobs should be the top priority for the McHenry County Board, new Chairman ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • State runs out of money for subsidized day care program

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials are warning parents and providers that the state has run out of money to pay for a subsidized day care program.
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Illinois Democrats content to wait for Rauner proposals

    SPRINGFIELD – In the inevitable chess game unfolding in the state Capitol this year over how to fix the state’s woeful budget, Democratic lawmakers sa ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Christie: Parents deserve measure of choice on vaccinations

    CAMBRIDGE, England – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday parents should have some choice on whether to vaccinate their children, a position he' ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Lawmakers target 'golden parachutes' after college buyout

    CHICAGO – Republican lawmakers are targeting so-called "golden parachutes" after College of DuPage trustees approved a $762,000 buyout package for the ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Rauner issues medical marijuana licenses after review

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses Monday to dozens of medical marijuana businesses across the state after conducting an internal r ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
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