• Bills to trim Illinois taxing bodies move forward

    Two bills in the General Assembly aimed at helping pare down the state’s 7,000 units of government are moving forward ahead of a report on how to cons ...
    March 30, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

    WASHINGTON – As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn honors life of Cesar Chavez

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • County Board committee uneasy on bills to boost MCCD revenue

    WOODSTOCK – A skittish McHenry County Board committee delayed approving a recommendation supporting two bills before state lawmakers aimed at allowing ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois lawmakers push for state retirement plan

    SPRINGFIELD – Opponents of a proposed state retirement savings program for private-sector workers say the Democratic-backed plan would burden small bu ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Doctors in McHenry County opting to align with local hospitals

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Dr. Sanjeev Gupta broke promises with his daughter about spending time together in the waning years of his Crystal Lake clinic to keep ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Algonquin to vote on wellness center plan

    ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Village Board is set to vote on a plan for a proposed wellness center and med spa at the Esplanade development – a deviation ...
    March 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Chief of state parks must repay $7,200 for travel

    SPRINGFIELD – The chief of state parks in Illinois must repay $7,200 of travel reimbursement he wasn't entitled to after inquiries by The Associated P ...
    March 28, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Harvard drafts chronic nuisance plan to slow crime

    HARVARD – Owners of rental units that consistently draw police attention could face public hearings, sanctions and eventually fines if Harvard passes ...
    March 29, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • House GOP pursues Benghazi 'stand down' probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman is doggedly pursuing the question of whether military personnel were told to "stand down" during the 201 ...
    March 28, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a late surge in sign-ups, support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since pass ...
    March 28, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Illinois plans midnight insurance sign-up events

    CHICAGO — With the final deadline for health insurance sign-ups just days away, Illinois officials are planning late-night enrollment events at hospit ...
    March 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Obama makes fence-mending trip to Saudi Arabia

    ROME – President Barack Obama is making a fence-mending mission to Saudi Arabia, an important Middle East ally that's grown nervous as the U.S. negoti ...
    March 28, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Extension of income tax hike may be key 2014 theme

    CHICAGO – The crux of Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to prevent big budget cuts is making permanent an income tax increase, which he acknowledges isn't palatab ...
    March 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

    WASHINGTON – The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of ...
    March 27, 2014 - 7:06 pm
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