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  • Local legislators opt out of pensions

    One of the first moves state Rep. David McSweeney made after assuming office in January 2013 was completing paperwork to opt out of the pension system ...
    July 18, 2014 - 6:43 am
  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    WASHINGTON – Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Marengo aldermen wait on ‘chronic nuisance’ proposal

    MARENGO – A proposal that would give Marengo officials an added tool in dealing with landlords with properties frequented by police and building inspe ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Nontraditional school could be housed in Woodstock's Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – A team of educators from the area wants to put a service learning-based private school in Woodstock’s historic Old Courthouse.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Cary board approves school building height rules

    CARY – District 155 received a blessing from the village for its Cary-Grove High School auditorium project to move forward without formally asking for ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • McHenry to consider more changes to sign rules

    McHENRY – Big red letters mark the long retail space in a North Richmond Road shopping center as a Target.
    July 16, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Motion to stop Cary apartment complex proposal fails in 3-3 vote

    CARY – A 60-unit affordable housing complex can continue on its process for approval as an attempt to rescind the village's permission failed in a 3-3 ...
    July 16, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youth ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner set up big-money race for governor

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are setting up a big-money battle for Illinois governor, hauling in millions for a hig ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • U of Illinois could request 4 percent state-funding increase

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is seeking about a 4 percent increase in state funding for the 2016 fiscal year.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Illinois to explain concealed carry permit denials

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, t ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers take testimony on prisons

    CHICAGO – A legislative committee is gathering information on ways to address Illinois' prison population.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Follow along: Cary Village Board meeting on Pedcor apartments

    The Cary Village Board this week could have a change of heart on the proposed 60-unit apartment complex at First and Pearl Streets.
    July 15, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Medical marijuana rules OK'd by Illinois committee

    CHICAGO – An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state's medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailer ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Illinois governor candidates exchange criticisms at forum

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor hammered each other Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner saying that Gov. Pat Quinn hasn’t delivered fo ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:57 pm
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