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  • Illinois leaders differ on progress in meeting with governor

    CHICAGO – Illinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • McHenry County state lawmakers claim victory in lame-duck tax increase fight

    The odds of a lame-duck income tax increase, already pretty remote, became even more of a long shot with a significant majority of Illinois House lawm ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:02 am
  • McSweeney, Franks warn of lame-duck tax increase, showcase opposing bills

    Two McHenry County lawmakers said they will consider it a success if the separate bills they have filed in Springfield during the last days of session ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • McHenry County lawmakers to unveil effort to fight attempts at lame-duck tax increase

    Two local lawmakers – one Democrat and one Republican – will unveil their effort Tuesday to fight any attempt at raising taxes during the lame-duck se ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks takes last stab at ending Illinois lame-duck tax votes

    A local lawmaker who is leaving the General Assembly is making a final effort to make it harder to pass tax increases in the lame-duck session after e ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Jack Franks, wary of lame-duck 'shenanigans,' not stepping down early from state rep seat

    McHenry County Board Chairman-elect Jack Franks will not be stepping down early from his Illinois House seat, in the event that he has to oppose any e ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • New law requires salon workers in Illinois get domestic violence training

    A first-of-its-kind law will provide hair salon employees throughout the state with training in order to be able to identify signs of domestic abuse a ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • With stopgap state budget ending, all eyes now on Springfield, lawmakers

    While all eyes were on the most divisive presidential election in recent memory, Illinois’ already lousy financial footing got worse.
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:09 am
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