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  • U.S. court declines to decide Illinois' benefits issue

    CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has declined to tackle the issue of whether Illinois' constitution bars the reduction of health care benefits for re ...
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Illinois House Speaker renews push for 'Millionaire's Tax'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois plan would aid Exelon nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD – Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded out a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers and business leaders who said Thursday that three nuclear ...
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • MCC board approves tuition increase, votes down new infrastructure fee

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College students will pay $5 more per credit hour starting this summer, but a proposed $5 infrastructure fee won't show ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Huntley approves construction bid to first of many downtown projects

    HUNTLEY – Construction on the first of many downtown Huntley projects this year should start by early April, after village trustees on Thursday unanim ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Former McHenry County coroner indicted on official misconduct, forgery charges

    WOODSTOCK – Former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz was indicted Thursday on allegations that for more than 15 years, she never disposed of the re ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • MCC seeks literacy, math tutors for adult students

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is looking for people to tutor adult students in reading, math or English as a second language.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • Algonquin woman awarded $2.6 million in wrongful death suit

    ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin woman has been awarded $2.6 million in a wrongful death lawsuit she filed after the death of her husband. Jacqueline Kotlarz ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers file bills aimed at property tax relief

    Emboldened by a new governor prioritizing property tax relief, several local lawmakers are filing bills aimed at curtailing how much local governments ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District to offer tango lessons, dance night

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Main Beach will feature a night of dancing this March.Dance instructors Jim and Barba ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Richmond man denies putting camera in McHenry Target changing room

    WOODSTOCK – A Richmond man pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegations he placed a video camera in a changing room at the McHenry Target.
    UPDATED: Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Former McHenry County man pleads guilty to 20-year-old sex crime

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County man pleaded guilty Thursday to sex crimes that were nearly 20 years old, but his defense attorney said Nathan R. T ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • FCC regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a m ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Colonel Palmer House in Crystal Lake offers kid-friendly, history program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Hands-on History is a new free program offered by the Colonel Palmer House for kids.T ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • MCC to offer classes in McHenry on time management, effective presentations

    McHENRY – Classes aimed at helping employees develop professional will be offered next month at McHenry County College's Shah Center in McHenry.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:13 am
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