Government

  • Oakwood Hills Village Board minutes point to Illinois Open Meetings Act violation

    OAKWOOD HILLS – The Illinois Open Meetings Act allowed the village board last year to go into closed session to discuss a lawsuit filed by a resident ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

    WASHINGTON – The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana ID card applications top 2,000

    ST. LOUIS – More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing th ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding fo ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Board chairman touts accomplishments

    ELBURN – Nearly two years have passed since Chris Lauzen left the Illinois State Senate after he was voted in as chairman of the Kane County Board, an ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • McHenry County UDO vote delayed again

    WOODSTOCK – Sixty-four amendments proposed to the Unified Development Ordinance by McHenry County Board members have forced another postponement of it ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    WASHINGTON – Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Court rules against Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – A U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution — thereby bumpi ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

    KITTERY, Maine – Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journali ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • McHenry County committee rejects CFI, seeks traditional Randall intersection fix

    WOODSTOCK – In the end, the controversial proposal to build a continuous-flow intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads isn’t even on the table.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Obama says ISIL beheading videos won't intimidate U.S.

    TALLINN, Estonia – President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:01 am
  • School District 26 Board approves new deal with teachers union

    CARY – Teachers’ salaries will have their annual increases tied to inflation under a new three-year contract approved Tuesday by the School District 2 ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • McHenry County residents want tougher restrictions on adult businesses in UDO

    WOODSTOCK – A number of residents implored the McHenry County Board to put tougher restrictions on adult establishments in the proposed Unified Develo ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    MIAMI – More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:12 pm
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