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  • Gov. Rauner signs law inspired by CL South bleacher debacle

    CRYSTAL LAKE – State law now explicitly states that school districts are subject to local zoning, courtesy of a bill inspired by the Crystal Lake Sout ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • McHenry County gets one insurer, higher rates in Obamacare marketplace next year

    McHenry County residents who buy health insurance through the Affordable Health Care marketplace will have only one vendor from which to choose next y ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois officials: Pension change could be 'devastating'

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund would increase the state's required payment ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • 4 new laws expand hunting, fishing opportunities in Illinois

    Four new laws that took effect Monday seek to expand hunting opportunities and fishing opportunities while protecting state lands and wildlife.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central grad-inspired law expands college enrollment for new veterans

    A new law inspired by a Crystal Lake veteran who had trouble enrolling in college after his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps requires college ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes automatic voter sign-up, cites fraud concerns

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed automatic voter registration in Illinois Friday, saying that despite overwhelming support in the General Assemb ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes automatic voter registration

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow automatic voter registration in Illinois.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • Video shows Chicago police firing at car as it drives away

    CHICAGO – Video released Friday shows Chicago police firing repeatedly at a stolen car as it careens down the street away from them, then handcuffing ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Illinois redistricting backers want lawsuit group's finances reviewed

    CHICAGO – The coalition seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries wants election officials to review political contributions to a grou ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Illinois suspends no-overtime policy for home care workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration suspended Wednesday its no-overtime policy for workers caring for disabled residents in thei ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs law boosting fines for FOIA non-compliance

    A new state law will make it expensive for local governments that choose not to comply with orders to turn over documents ruled public under the Illin ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Illinois will start sending vehicle registration reminders again

    CHICAGO – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says his office has resumed sending vehicle registration reminder notices that he stopped sending du ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Governor signs bill pushed by McHenry County lawmakers to double railroad crossing fines

    A new law pushed by two McHenry County lawmakers doubles the fines for drivers who disregard railroad crossing lights – provided, that is, that they m ...
    July 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
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