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  • Woodstock City Council approves 5 percent water rate increase with new budget

    WOODSTOCK – Most Woodstock residents will pay about 5 percent more on their quarterly water bills, under a rate increase a part of the city’s new budg ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court sets date for School District 155 bleacher case

    CRYSTAL LAKE –The Illinois Supreme Court has set the date to hear oral arguments in the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers lawsuit.
    April 22, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Lake in the Hills board considers ordinance to address illicit 'massage centers'

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village Board members on Tuesday moved forward an ordinance that would proactively work to prevent possible illegal activities hid ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Flee or return: In Iraq, Ramadi residents face a tough choice

    ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq – In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed o ...
    April 21, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, ans ...
    April 21, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Labor union: McHenry County Board violated Open Meetings Act in Rauner meeting

    WOODSTOCK – A local labor union says McHenry County Board members violated the Open Meetings Act when they met privately with the governor, then later ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Rauner budget chief sorry for 'miscommunications' on social service cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget chief apologized to a House oversight panel Tuesday for the confusion caused by the suspension of $26 million ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • DEA chief Michele Leonhart to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal

    WASHINGTON – The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an a ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • McHenry woman accidentally shoots herself at Crystal Lake gun range

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 55-year-old McHenry woman was taken to an area hospital Monday after accidentally shooting her own leg, police said.
    April 22, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Jury in Boston Marathon bombing trial sees photo of defiant Tsarnaev

    BOSTON – First, the jury was shown large, vibrant pictures of the four people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Then prosecutor ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Illinois transportation officials to talk roads in tour

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois transportation officials are making stops in multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state's ro ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Study: Exelon subsidy would cost $1.6 billion over 5 years

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to financially reward Exelon Corp. for producing no-carbon energy and potentially save three Illinois nuclear plants from closure ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch heads for vote after 5 months

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vot ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • McHenry County parents: Share your ideas about 'free-range' kids movement

    McHenry County parents: We’re planning a story for the weekend that looks into the “free-range” kids movement, which encourages childhood independence ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • Urban Land Institute presents findings Wednesday on Old Courthouse in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK –A panel of real estate experts with the Urban Land Institute will present their findings and recommendations on Woodstock’s Old Courthouse ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:18 am
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