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  • Election Central 2014

    Welcome to your source for up-to-the-minute election results, candidate profiles, editorial questi ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • McHenry County Board District 5 race: Candidates focus on Route 47 corridor

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Improving transportation infrastructure, especially the Route 47 corridor, is the most pressing priority for the three candidates runni ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Illinois 52nd House District candidates focus on taxes, pension reform

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters in the Illinois 52nd House District will choose either Republican incumbent David McSweeney or Democratic challenger Robert Down ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for U.S.

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is boxed in by its promise to limit U.S. military engagement against Islamic State extremists, making it tough t ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • McHenry County Board District 4: 2 newcomers vie with incumbent for 2 seats

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A longtime Republican incumbent and two newcomers – one Republican and one Democratic challenger – are running for two open seats on Di ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • McHenry County Board chairwoman enters rehab after arrest on DUI suspicion

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill is taking a monthlong leave of absence after her arrest early Friday morning on suspicion of dri ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County Board District 3 candidates talk taxes, UDO, roads, accountability

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three people familiar to voters are running for two open four-year terms in District 3 of the McHenry County Board.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Algonquin adopts downtown TIF district

    ALGONQUIN – A tax increment financing district has been adopted by the village. The Algonquin Villag ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff's candidates Bill Prim, Jim Harrison look to future of office

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The two candidates vying to become the next McHenry County sheriff have different views about the future of the office.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • McHenry County Board District 1 race focuses on Randall Road widening project

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The proposed Randall Road widening project directly affects District 1 of the McHenry County Board because it cuts straight through it.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Cary residential chicken forum to go forward

    CARY – The Cary Village Board will continue its discussion on whether to allow backyard chickens and move forward with a public workshop.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • McHenry County OKs settlement from exonerated former death row inmate's lawsuits

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board accepted receiving $700,000 in a legal settlement with the insurance companies that were on the hook to reimburse ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain gets Ebola

    WASHINGTON – Raising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • High court begins term with case on police actions

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday pondering whether a police officer's misunderstanding of the law can justify a traffic stop ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Crystal Lake D-155 appeals bleachers case to Illinois Supreme Court

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 is appealing a court decision requiring it to go through a city zoning process to the state supreme ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:01 pm
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