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  • Wide gap on the issues in Illinois’ US Senate race

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s more than three decades in Washington have helped him become one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill – a ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • State buys 51 acres of land adjacent to state parks

    OGLESBY – The state of Illinois has acquired 51 acres of land adjacent to Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby to provide more space for wildlife.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • State money set aside for Chicago shelter

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has announced that $1 million is being set aside for a new domestic violence shelter in Chicago.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Madigan’s office warns of phone scam

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Attorney General’s office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam in which callers posing as government offic ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • 63rd Illinois House District race: Jack Franks, Steven Reick disagree on state budget fixes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two fiscal hawks – a longtime Democratic incumbent and a Republican challenger, are vying Nov. 4 to represent the 63rd House District.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • McHenry County, police deal with hidden cost of government surplus of military supplies, vehicles

    The first notice that Spring Grove Village President Mark Eisenberg had that his police chief wanted to obtain a 40-ton armored vehicle was when he sa ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Woodstock weighs new ideas for Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – Throw a brew pub, cultural center and office space into the mix. Woodstock officials’ ongoing effort to rejuvenate the historic Old Courth ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Craver: What's to stop lawmakers from raising the income tax again?

    If you think the worst that can happen to Illinois taxpayers after the election is that the 67 percent income tax increase set to substantially expire ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Harvard puts plans together for possible enterprise zone

    HARVARD – In about a year, Harvard officials hope to hear from the state that the city can offer new economic development incentives.
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Proposed McHenry medical marijuana cultivation center competing against 8 others

    McHENRY – A 44,000-square-foot building on the southwest side of McHenry could end up being the only medical marijuana cultivation center in a five-co ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Cary preps for winter with salt, sidewalk plow purchases, frozen pipe talk

    CARY – During last winter’s deep freeze, Rob and Hollie Savage found themselves without running water because the pipe that runs from the main to thei ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Rauner giving veers left and right

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect abortion rights a ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military c ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Opponents focus on cost, need for Randall Road fix

    Deborah Jenssen has always had good reason to follow the proposed Randall Road improvement plan – an original version would have taken her Lake in the ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Cary chicken discussion might not hatch yet

    CARY – A trustee who supports allowing chickens in town, is asking that the discussion on the matter be put on hold.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:52 pm
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