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  • McHenry County OKs settlement from exonerated former death row inmate's lawsuits

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board accepted receiving $700,000 in a legal settlement with the insurance companies that were on the hook to reimburse ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain gets Ebola

    WASHINGTON – Raising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • High court begins term with case on police actions

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday pondering whether a police officer's misunderstanding of the law can justify a traffic stop ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Crystal Lake D-155 appeals bleachers case to Illinois Supreme Court

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 is appealing a court decision requiring it to go through a city zoning process to the state supreme ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • McHenry County to recoup $700K for exonerated death row inmate's lawsuits

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County will recoup $700,000 in a settlement with insurers who have argued over who owes what for the county’s legal defense agains ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Wide gap on the issues in Illinois’ US Senate race

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s more than three decades in Washington have helped him become one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill – a ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • State buys 51 acres of land adjacent to state parks

    OGLESBY – The state of Illinois has acquired 51 acres of land adjacent to Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby to provide more space for wildlife.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • State money set aside for Chicago shelter

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has announced that $1 million is being set aside for a new domestic violence shelter in Chicago.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Madigan’s office warns of phone scam

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Attorney General’s office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam in which callers posing as government offic ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • 63rd Illinois House District race: Jack Franks, Steven Reick disagree on state budget fixes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two fiscal hawks – a longtime Democratic incumbent and a Republican challenger, are vying Nov. 4 to represent the 63rd House District.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • McHenry County, police deal with hidden cost of government surplus of military supplies, vehicles

    The first notice that Spring Grove Village President Mark Eisenberg had that his police chief wanted to obtain a 40-ton armored vehicle was when he sa ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Woodstock weighs new ideas for Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – Throw a brew pub, cultural center and office space into the mix. Woodstock officials’ ongoing effort to rejuvenate the historic Old Courth ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Craver: What's to stop lawmakers from raising the income tax again?

    If you think the worst that can happen to Illinois taxpayers after the election is that the 67 percent income tax increase set to substantially expire ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Harvard puts plans together for possible enterprise zone

    HARVARD – In about a year, Harvard officials hope to hear from the state that the city can offer new economic development incentives.
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Proposed McHenry medical marijuana cultivation center competing against 8 others

    McHENRY – A 44,000-square-foot building on the southwest side of McHenry could end up being the only medical marijuana cultivation center in a five-co ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 10:54 am
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