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  • Lengthy review may push back UDO vote

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board’s vote to ratify the Unified Development Ordinance likely will be pushed back two weeks because of its ongoing re ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • District 26 budget projects surplus

    CARY – Even though District 26 is planning for reductions in state aid for the upcoming school year, officials still expect a balanced spending plan.
    July 26, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

    WASHINGTON – One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue imp ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • County Board takes first step in reorganization debate

    WOODSTOCK – The newly created McHenry County Board Reorganization Committee spent portions of its first meeting Thursday looking anything but organize ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

    WASHINGTON – Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Lake in the Hills receives budget award

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, according t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Lake in the Hills looks to update economic incentive policy

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills officials want to update the village's economic incentive policy, which is in place to help attract businesses t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District seeks more time to buy property

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A delay in the removal of two billboards is causing the Crystal Lake Park District to need more time to close on a purchase of 27 ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • New law empowers McHenry County Board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw appointed members out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Federal appeals court deals blow to Obama health law

    WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • County seeking nominees for commissions

    The McHenry County Board is seeking people interested in appointment to several of its boards and commissions.
    July 21, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the prob ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • State law requires certain percentage of housing to be 'affordable'

    Construction workers along Congress Parkway in Crystal Lake carry long boards in and out of future residences as they put the final touches on a set o ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
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