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  • House OKs plan for separate Lincoln Library and Museum

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum its own agency but scuttle ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, b ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Impasse between Rauner, Democrats continues over budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled Legislature on Friday appeared far from ending an impasse over a new state budg ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • 'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Measures advertised as promoting "clean energy" in Illinois – including a plan pushed by power-producing giant Exelon Corp. –have stalle ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Washington removes Cuba from U.S. list of terrorism sponsors

    HAVANA – The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decade ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Crystal Lake man shot in home invasion gets 4 years in prison

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake mother detailed on Friday the traumatic moments before she shot a teenager who broke into her home.
    May 29, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Open house planned at McHenry County Sheriff's Office

    WOODSTOCK – A medical helicopter and the county's newest police dog will make special appearances Saturday at an open house at the McHenry County Sher ...
    May 29, 2015 - 6:45 pm
  • Oakwood Hills-inspired Open Meetings Act reform one step from gov's desk

    A formality vote by the House this weekend will get an Open Meetings Act reform inspired by the Oakwood Hills power plant debacle sent to Gov. Bruce R ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO – Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a ...
    May 29, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

    ZURICH – Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss crimina ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Ex-U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert's indictment offers few clues about case

    CHICAGO – A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • McHenry County officers stake out Dunkin Donuts for Cop on a Rooftop (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kimberley Shipbaugh didn't mean to startle a stranger when she yelled “good morning” to him from the roof of the Crystal Lake Dunkin' D ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Lake in the Hills board approves expanded noise ordinance

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Anyone causing any "unreasonable noise disturbance" in the village could now be subject to a violation fee, regardless of the deci ...
    UPDATED: May 29, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Marengo city administrator asks for clarity on public works director oversight

    MARENGO – The search for Marengo's new director of public works will continue as the Marengo City Council decides how future oversight of the position ...
    UPDATED: May 29, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Lakemoor issues nearly 40 tickets during statewide campaign

    LAKEMOOR – Nearly 40 tickets were issued by the Lakemoor Police Department during a stepped-up enforcement period.
    May 29, 2015 - 10:38 am
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