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  • Illinois state Rep. David McSweeney files bill on TIF-related bonds

    SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed Friday would give voters a way to stop referendums tied to tax-increment financing districts.
    NEW: March 2, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • McHenry County TIF districts used for Three Oaks Recreation Area, road improvements, developer agreements

    It was the mid-1980s, and heavy snow collapsed the roof of the downtown Crystal Lake Jewel grocery store. Vacancies were common across the area.
    NEW: March 2, 2015 - 6:34 pm
  • District 156 candidate forum set for Tuesday

    McHENRY – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County will host a forum Tuesday night for the eight candidates running for three seats on the School ...
    NEW: March 2, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • More details on baby remains found in McHenry County Coroner's Office

    WOODSTOCK – More details about the case against former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz over the remains of an infant emerged from court documents ...
    March 2, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • McHenry County spelling bee promises new champion

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For the first time in five years, McHenry County will have a new spelling bee champion.
    March 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Oak Park's PharmaCann getting 2nd medical marijuana cultivation center permit

    CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago company called PharmaCann took on a bigger role in Illinois' medical marijuana industry Monday, confirming it would accep ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn earning $11,396 monthly pension

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just under $11,400 a month, though it could shrink if proposed reforms he signed ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Top 10 Illinois consumer complaints of 2014: Debt, identity theft lead list

    CHICAGO — Consumer debt issues and identity theft topped the list of complaints to the Illinois attorney general's office in 2014.
    March 2, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Crystal Lake taxpayers object to property taxes in lawsuit

    WOODSTOCK – A number of Crystal Lake business and property owners are challenging their 2013 property tax bills in McHenry County Court.
    UPDATED: March 2, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Cary District 26 raises $11,000 for families affected by January fire

    Efforts by District 26 and the surrounding community have garnered more than $11,000 in donations for five families displaced by a January apartment f ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Huntley High School students, community go bald for St. Baldrick's on March 13

    HUNTLEY – Students and staff at Huntley High School will shave their heads on March 13 during a school assembly that caps off the school's months-long ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • McHenry County drivers advised to use caution Tuesday morning

    Commuters in the McHenry County area might want to think about leaving home early Tuesday morning.Th ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

    OMAHA, Neb. — A federal judge on Monday blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect for a week and the state plans to a ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • Illinois lawmakers to propose measure to battle heroin, drug abuse

    SPRINGFIELD — Two Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they a ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • Parents asking doctors to delay vaccines more, survey says

    CHICAGO — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable dis ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:41 am
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