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  • GOP targets Democrats who voted 'yes' on Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republicans are launching automated phone calls blasting Democrats who voted for a state spending plan they say would lea ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • McHenry County's lawmakers blast House budget vote

    McHenry County’s representatives in Springfield could not contain their dismay over a last-minute House vote on a 500-page 2017 budget that Republican ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • $50 oil shouldn't pose major threat to consumers, economy

    NEW YORK – The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to bea ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Rauner, Democrats keep fighting over budget as time runs out

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The prospects that Illinois' nearly yearlong budget stalemate will soon end are quickly diminishing even though Republican Go ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Prosecutors: Woman who caused crash that killed Woodstock mother was on heroin

    WOODSTOCK – A Twin Lakes, Wisconsin woman was under the influence of heroin when she caused a crash that led to the death of a Woodstock mother, autho ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Wisconsin woman charged with DUI in McHenry crash that killed Woodstock mother

    WOODSTOCK – A Twin Lakes, Wisconsin woman was under the influence of heroin when she caused a crash that left a Woodstock mother dead, authorities all ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • Editor's desk: Hands up! Michael Madigan wants even more

    Got an extra $1,000 lying around that you wouldn’t mind giving to the state of Illinois?Me neither.B ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • New federal rules proposed for school accountability

    WASHINGTON – Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Illinois House fails to override veto of union bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats failed to overturn a veto from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on a bill that would let an arbitrator settle state ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:05 am
  • House Dems defy Rauner, push own budget; McHenry County lawmakers vote against

    SPRINGFIELD – Amid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without conside ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 26; States sue over Obama's school transgender decree

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 26, 2016 - 6:28 am
  • Rep. Franks: Dysfunction drives decision to leave Illinois House, run for County Board chair

    After 18 years in the Legislature, I announced that I would not seek re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives, instead deciding to run for ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Riley School District 18 board approves interim superintendent hire

    MARENGO – The Riley School District 18 Board recently gave approval to hire a new interim superintendent to replace outgoing Jim Davis.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:33 am
  • Illinois emissions testing requirement for registration renewal to resume

    Drivers whose vehicles require emissions tests must again pass them before being able to renew their registration, effective June 1.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • McHenry County champ out in 3rd round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

    CARY – When asked what he learned from his experience in Washington, D.C., this week, Ved Patel said: "There are a lot of really good spellers."
    May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am
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