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  • House passes bill designed to thwart cyberattacks

    WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday passed long-awaited legislation designed to thwart cyberattacks by encouraging private companies to share informat ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Officials: Extremist's misfire foiled attack on Paris church

    PARIS – An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented from opening fire on churchgoers only because he accidentally shot himself i ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama’s health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois hospital advocacy groups to form single entity

    CHICAGO – Two influential hospital organizations in Illinois are planning to merge into one entity by the end of the year.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois House passes limited ban on red light cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has approved a proposed ban on red light cameras in certain communities.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois Senate OKs restoring $26M in Rauner grant cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has overwhelmingly approved restoring $26 million in social service and public health grants that Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Landmarks Illinois names most endangered historic places

    SPRINGFIELD – Landmarks Illinois has included the State Historic Preservation Office on its annual list of most endangered historic places.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

    WASHINGTON – The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from t ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Clerks work to comply with law before Schock primary

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks in the congressional district of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say they’re scrambling to comply with a new Illinois voting ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Correction

    A story on page C2 of Wednesday’s edition had the incorrect name for McHenry’s goalkeeper and should have said Abby Diedrich played the position.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • McHenry County-area lawmakers open to banning powdered alcohol products

    Federal regulators have approved a new form of booze that combines powder and water to create a standard mixed drink, but area state lawmakers don’t w ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Rauner: Stop ‘fair share’ fees for nonunion teachers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he wants to banish a requirement that non-union public school teachers pay union fees – the Republican’ ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Cool temperatures predicted through the weekend in McHenry County

    A freeze warning for McHenry County has expired, but cool temperatures will persist through the weekend, the National Weather Service predicts.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:07 am
  • Electricity rates to go down in several McHenry County communities

    Electricity rates are set to go down for residents of five McHenry County communities. The municipal ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake approves $105.1 million budget

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The $105.1 million budget approved without discussion Tuesday places an emphasis on capital expenditures, particularly on improvements ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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