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  • Illinois road plan focuses on maintenance and repair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will spend the next six years trying to maintain and improve a deteriorating trans ...
    NEW: May 26, 2016 - 5:52 pm
  • 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 ...
    NEW: May 26, 2016 - 5:50 pm
  • 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 ...
    NEW: May 26, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • $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 ...
    UPDATED: May 26, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • 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 ...
    UPDATED: May 26, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • 1.9 million Illinois residents expected to travel Memorial Day weekend

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The lowest gas prices in more than a decade has travel experts warning travelers to anticipate a crowded Memorial Day weekend.
    May 26, 2016 - 12:24 pm
  • California man convicted of trafficking more than 70 pounds of marijuana to McHenry County

    WOODSTOCK – Jurors found a California trucking company owner guilty of trafficking more than 70 pounds of marijuana across the country into McHenry Co ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:03 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
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