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  • Township foe asks for targeted advisory referendums

    Emboldened by Evanston voters’ decision to eliminate their township, longtime township opponent Bob Anderson sees an opening.
    June 9, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Franks asks county for 2 advisory referendums

    McHenry County Board members’ love-hate relationship with Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks – they love to hate him – may get more intense with his la ...
    June 6, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Rauner: Voters should have decided on gay marriage

    LISLE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says Illinois voters should have decided whether same-sex marriage should be legal in the ...
    June 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Tax extension could come up in lame-duck session

    Don’t pop the champagne corks to the demise of the 67 percent “temporary” income tax increase just yet.
    May 31, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Dems make downsizing County Board a campaign issue

    "Democrats for smaller government" may sound to Republicans like an oxymoron, but shrinking the size of the McHenry County Board is going to be a key ...
    May 27, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Clay Aiken wins N.C. Dem congressional primary

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat ...
    May 13, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Emanuel backs Hillary Clinton for president

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is joining a super political action committee that's laying the groundwork for Hillary Clinton's potential 2 ...
    May 9, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Rauner: Illinois can't tax its way out of problems

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) has told a group of business leaders he'd be a much-needed advocate for them if el ...
    May 7, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Illinois amendment petitions present daunting task

    SPRINGFIELD – A team of nearly 20 elections workers in Springfield are sifting through thousands of pages of petitions aimed at putting a pair of prop ...
    May 4, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Zinke will not contest sheriff's election results

    WOODSTOCK – Andrew Zinke will not ask a court for a full recount of his razor-thin loss to Bill Prim in the Republican primary for McHenry County sher ...
    May 3, 2014 - 12:03 am
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