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  • County Board puts sheriff on defense on jail contract costs

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren advised the County Board not to act in haste when its decade-old contract to house federal inmates at ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage for millions under ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Algonquin board to consider road survey

    ALGONQUIN – A survey of street conditions in town is set to take place under a Public Works Department proposal.
    June 30, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • County Board sets down UDO review process

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will review the Unified Development Ordinance over two meetings before a likely August vote.
    July 1, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraception case

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in Pr ...
    July 1, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

    WASHINGTON – The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Cap ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Ill. legislative watchdog steps down

    SPRINGFIELD – A former state’s attorney, legislator and appellate court justice, Tom Homer is ending a decade-long tenure this month as the first watc ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Border Patrol has lots of agents – in wrong places

    SAN DIEGO – The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arr ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

    WASHINGTON – Congress is wildly unpopular.In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House memb ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner tout their values to voters

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended Chicago's gay pride parade Sunday, trying to capitalize on his opponent's comments about same-sex marriage, ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Lake in the Hills looks for quicker tall grass compliance

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – In order to have quicker compliance for tall grass violations, the village has reduced the time for compliance to three days from ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Obama seeks $2 billion in border aid; Pelosi visits Texas

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through t ...
    June 29, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Quinn signs legislation helping military families

    MASCOUTAH – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation making it easier for military families moving to Illinois to enroll their children in schools in the ...
    June 29, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Cary zoning board gives thumbs-up to school height rules

    CARY – New height rules for schools in Cary are closer to becoming a reality. The village’s Board of ...
    June 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Law seeks one standard for farmers' markets

    WOODSTOCK – The layout of the Square makes it easy for shoppers to navigate the vendors selling their home-grown and homemade goods at the twice-weekl ...
    June 29, 2014 - 12:10 pm
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