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  • 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
  • Cary Village Board prepares Q&A on Pedcor apartment complex

    In a PDF available on the village of Cary's website, Village Board officials have prepared a Q&A in advance of Tuesday's meeting to discuss the propos ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    WASHINGTON – Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monda ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Jails struggle as makeshift asylums

    CHICAGO – Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Cary Board to discuss Pedcor project ... again

    CARY – 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 13, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Theodore Roosevelt’s love of the country’s untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • What the military did while Benghazi post burned

    WASHINGTON – One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn’t do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • New law to help Illinois students with dyslexia

    CHICAGO – A new Illinois law aims to help dyslexic students by training educators on how to better identify and teach young people with the learning d ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Ill. Treasurer’s interns had political connections

    CHICAGO – Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office has offered paid internships to multiple young people with connections to influential politicians ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Improvements, equipment purchases get OK in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – Security cameras, parking lot improvements and streetscaping along Johnsburg Road are some of expenditures the village of Johnsburg has li ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Stage set for final reviews of development ordinance

    Next Tuesday’s meeting of the McHenry County Board will get the ball rolling for the final review and vote on the proposed Unified Development Ordinan ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:44 am
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