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  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Senate on spot to back budget gap measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year’s budget and s ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Bruce Rauner's commission examines Illinois sentencing laws

    A commission to re-evaluate Illinois’ sentencing laws, and eventually reduce the state’s prison population, is moving forward under Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • 2.9-magnitude earthquake hits Lake in the Hills; McHenry County residents report impact

    LAKE IN THE HILLS  – A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit Lake in the Hills shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
    March 25, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Richmond Village Board candidates look to balance small-town feel, big-business dreams

    RICHMOND – Candidates in the April election for the Richmond Village Board are looking for ways to preserve the community’s motto, “Village of Yestery ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Medical emergency ends McHenry County zoning hearing

    WOODSTOCK – A medical emergency abruptly ended a zoning hearing over a controversial request to allow a Nunda Township home to operate as a bed and br ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • McHenry County environmental groups announce event on fracking

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry is hosting a public event on fracking March 31.
    March 25, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Woodstock woman charged with church burglary

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock woman has been charged with burglarizing a Woodstock church. Jessica R. Mads ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Fundraiser for Cary man with Ewing sarcoma cancer set for Saturday

    CARY – Jake Kaplan was a 15-year-old student at Cary-Grove High School when a dentist found a lump in his mouth during a routine dental exam.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lake in the Hills Planning and Zoning chairman dies after battling cancer

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – From village affairs to rotary club to father-daughter organizations, Tom Stock, who recently lost a battle with cancer, gave his ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith to play Chicago music festival

    CHICAGO — Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Oprah Winfrey to auction off furniture, paintings from Chicago home

    CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month.
    March 25, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • U.S. Steel idling Granite City plant, 2,080 employees affected

    GRANITE CITY — U.S. Steel says it's temporarily idling its plant in Granite City, putting 2,080 employees out of work.
    March 25, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Lawyer expects plea deal in surburban Chicago terrorism case

    CHICAGO — An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of seeking to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria has told a federal judge the defense ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Huntley man's domestic battery charge upgraded to murder after wife dies

    HUNTLEY – A Huntley man was charged Tuesday with murdering his wife days after police responded to the couple's home for a domestic violence incident.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:08 am
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