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  • State Rep. David McSweeney bill cracks down on government meal, travel expenses

    Local government officials and employees would have a harder time traveling and dining on the taxpayers’ dime under a bill filed by a McHenry County l ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • McHenry County Board wants lawmakers to pursue pro-consolidation, tax relief laws

    WOODSTOCK – Making state law more friendly to government consolidation and property tax reform dominates the McHenry County Board’s list of things it ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Rauner implements merit pay for some workers; AFSCME opposed

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is starting a new compensation system for some state workers that includes merit pay and bonuses for savi ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Half of Illinois schools won’t keep fronting MAP grant money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois colleges put up $168 million of their own money to help students attend classes last fall because there’s no state budget deal, ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Ruling throws Illinois hospitals’ tax exemptions in question

    CHICAGO – An Illinois appeals court decision has reopened a statewide dispute over whether hospitals should be exempt from paying millions of dollars ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:35 pm
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