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  • Rauner: ‘Bad’ lawmakers stand in the way of change

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is asking farmers to help him influence lawmakers and support those who back his agenda for “reshaping” Illinois.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Pilot program puts drug test in hands of Chicago police

    SPRINGFIELD – A House panel on Wednesday backed a proposed pilot program that would allow Chicago police to use a field test to determine whether a re ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • USDA stats show Illinois had ‘historic’ corn, soybean yields

    BLOOMINGTON – Illinois’ 2014 corn and soybean harvest reached historic, “never seen” levels, Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins said.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner confident on budget deal state Senate President John Cullerton says isn’t close

    SPRINGFIELD – New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Wednesday that he and Democratic legislative leaders have hit a roadblock in negotiations over w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • McHenry mayor credits community for success in State of the City address

    McHENRY – McHenry Mayor Sue Low channeled her inner Phil Jackson on Wednesday, reciting a quote from the former Chicago Bulls coach to summarize the s ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • McHenry man charged with beating, theft near Woodstock bar (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – Police arrested a McHenry man for an attack outside a Woodstock bar that left a Woodstock man with several facial fractures.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • One dead after Metra train strikes car at crossing between Crystal Lake and Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – One person is dead after their car was hit by a Metra train shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday at Lily Pond Road, a rural crossing between Cr ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Health clinic for Woodstock School District 200 high school students opens in August

    WOODSTOCK – A new clinic meant to provide additional health care services for all Woodstock high school students will open in August, nearly three yea ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board expansion now finding occupants

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A half-vacant government building expansion that critics derided as a bad idea may find redemption as a central location for agencies w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • MCCD to acquire nine acres using federal grant dollars

    GREENWOOD – A nine-acre section of wetlands is set to join the Queen Anne Prairie Conservation area.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Bruce Rauner: Not a 'happy feet' year for Illinois government

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner has told state agency directors that he wants to take the blame for problems in Illinois government and let them take ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Arlington Heights Catholic priest charged with child porn

    ROLLING MEADOWS — A suburban Chicago Catholic priest has been ordered held on $175,000 bond after being charged with felony possession and reproductio ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Former Crystal Lake man admits to sex abuse, child pornography charges

    WOODSTOCK – The catalyst for a number of sex charges filed against a former Crystal Lake man turned out to be a computer he sold, prosecutors said.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • McHenry County to see up to 3 more inches of snow

    McHenry County will likely see 1 to 3 inches of fresh powder after some expected snow showers slated to start Wednesday afternoon, according to the Na ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Cary District 26 keeps A2 credit rating as Moody's drops negative outlook

    CARY – Cost-cutting moves made in recent years by Cary District 26 have resulted in the removal of a negative outlook on the district's credit rating, ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:45 pm
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