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  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON – Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just tw ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Rauner’s schools plan raises eyebrows

    SPRINGFIELD – Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Egypt seeks broader alliance efforts with U.S. over Libya

    CAIRO – As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt presse ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Eyeing 2016, Marco Rubio stresses border security

    MIAMI – Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Officials work on Algonquin TIF deal

    ALGONQUIN – Revenue sharing between taxing bodies might take place when the downtown tax increment financing district is finalized.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois Rep. David McSweeney warns about teacher pension cost shift attempts

    A local lawmaker is taking a pre-emptive step in the event that the General Assembly attempts in the coming months to shift the cost of teacher pensio ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • U.S. sharply cutting deportations

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cam ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • McHenry County Board grapples with $35M Valley Hi budget surplus

    WOODSTOCK – New management and new leadership transformed Valley Hi Nursing Home from a fiscal disaster into a tight ship now turning a slight profit.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Algonquin planning to rebuild part of Boyer Road

    ALGONQUIN – A section of road will have to be shut down during the fall so it can be rebuilt. Boyer ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Algonquin board signals support for conventional intersection

    ALGONQUIN – Village Board members signaled their support for a resolution to urge the County Board to build a conventional intersection at Randall and ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • McHenry County Health Department finds new leader in Texas

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board of Health chose an El Paso, Texas, health professional to lead the county's department.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and S ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Company wants to open McHenry marijuana cultivation center

    McHENRY – In exchange for a letter of support, a company looking to open a marijuana cultivation center in McHenry would make annual payments to the c ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Public House to lease Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – A familiar eatery to Woodstock residents could occupy the vacant restaurant space at the Old Courthouse later this winter, after the City ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:22 pm
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