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  • Attorney General: Cary did not violate Open Meetings Act with Pedcor talks

    CARY – The Illinois Attorney General's Office has determined the village did not violate the Open Meetings Act when the Village Board had a discussion ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves cost controls on government surplus purchases

    WOODSTOCK – Free military surplus isn't always free, as far as county government is concerned. A new ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Cary School District 26 plans to increase annual property tax levy

    CARY – District 26 is looking to increase the amount of money it will bring in with its annual tax levy.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • McHenry County Board again keeps the tax levy flat in 2015 budget

    WOODSTOCK – Next year’s proposed county budget is again balanced and for a third straight year does not collect the inflationary property tax increase ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Fox River Grove putting together downtown design guidelines

    FOX RIVER GROVE – With continued hopes for a downtown revitalization, village officials are putting together architectural and design guidelines.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm ca ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Obama urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold control of ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    OSIJEK, Croatia – Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forc ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    WASHINGTON – For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was t ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • U.S. House race for Illinois 6th District: Peter Roskam going for 5th term against Michael Mason

    Republican Peter Roskam said he wants another term in the U.S. House to continue the work he’s started to get the economy back on track. Democratic op ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board taps new executive director

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A familiar face to the county mental health community will take the reins of the McHenry County Mental Health Board.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves Unified Development Ordinance in 16-2 vote

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved its Unified Development Ordinance, ending a process that began almost four years and 128 meetings and he ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:54 pm
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