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  • County pushes back Unified Development Ordinance vote

    The McHenry County Board will not be voting Tuesday on the proposed Unified Development Ordinance because it has not yet finished reviewing it.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Illinois comptroller rivals differ on merger idea

    CHICAGO – The two candidates seeking the job of writing checks in a state notoriously behind in paying bills differ on a big issue hovering over the s ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Report: Rauner funneled money into Caribbean

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner funneled part of his wealth to a Caribbean territory long considered a tax haven, a business ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Law allowing timely insulin injection approved

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure into law that allows diabetics to inject insulin where and when they need to.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Fee schedule changed for Illinois ATVs

    SPRINGFIELD – A new state law eliminates the registration fee for owners of all-terrain vehicles who only use them on private property.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • New law to double southwestern Ill. port’s size

    GRANITE CITY – A southwestern Illinois port district near the Mississippi River will more than double under legislation signed into law by Gov. Pat Qu ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • IEPA awaits financial data from Hebron

    HEBRON – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants to know whether Hebron officials spent funds that should have been earmarked for the villa ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief deal

    WASHINGTON – Prospects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Revision of McHenry County's stormwater ordinance heading into final stretch

    The rewrite of the county’s Stormwater Management Ordinance could move to the County Board by year’s end.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration

    WASHINGTON – What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • House OKs bill to address border crisis

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home with ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Kirk seeks investigation of federal disaster funds

    CHICAGO – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is asking federal officials to open an investigation into millions in federal disaster relief funds that Demo ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois changed its law last year to streamline decision-making on state-paid nursing home care, but an audit has found that a backlog ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Sen. Durbin wants feds to look at rail delays

    SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:47 pm
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