Government

  • Stage set for final reviews of development ordinance

    Next Tuesday’s meeting of the McHenry County Board will get the ball rolling for the final review and vote on the proposed Unified Development Ordinan ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • Kirk demands background checks on immigrant kids

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
    July 11, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • County taps Hartman as deputy administrator

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County government has tapped a familiar local face to take over as its second in command.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • McHenry County Board committee nixes slew of advisory referendums

    WOODSTOCK – Three advisory referendums proposed by a local state lawmaker and a longtime anti-township activist were squashed by a McHenry County Boar ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Border surge overwhelming, officials tell Congress

    WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s abilit ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • State lags in hiring to oversee ‘fracking’ accord

    CHICAGO – More than a year after a much-lauded compromise paved the way for high-volume oil and gas extraction in Illinois, the agency in charge of ov ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois sends schools checks on time, a rare move

    CHICAGO – Illinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 – but in another sign of the sta ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Algonquin puts plans for police gun range on hold

    ALGONQUIN – A planned gun range for the police department is on hold, as Algonquin officials expect to reject bids for the project, which came in over ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • China, U.S. differ on global plan to cut emissions

    BEIJING – China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Quinn to sign bill expanding adoptees rights

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation to designed to help adoptees and their birth family members learn more about their his ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Obama inches into competitive Colorado Senate race

    WASHINGTON – For the first time, President Barack Obama is inching into one of the highly competitive races that could determine whether Democrats mai ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • 8 leaks in Springfield’s Executive Mansion roof

    SPRINGFIELD – Workers have started patching eight leaks in the roof at the nearly 160-year-old Executive Mansion after Gov. Pat Quinn approved the eme ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Cary considering facade grant for new pub

    CARY – Two beer brewers are hoping to buy the Cary Public House at 208 W. Main St. in order to open a pub and restaurant called the Cary Ale House and ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • 2nd IHSA hearing before state lawmakers canceled

    CHICAGO – A second Illinois legislative committee hearing has been canceled involving the not-for-profit association that's in charge of high school s ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:16 am
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