Government

  • Forensic audit wasted Grafton Township tax dollars, officials say

    HUNTLEY – A recently released special audit that found former Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore often exceeded her authority while in office was ...
    April 6, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Illinois’ next pension issue: Police, fire funds

    SPRINGFIELD – After addressing Illinois’ own employee pension crisis, lawmakers now face an equally challenging task with the state’s cities, as mayor ...
    April 8, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Report: Illinois should make government consolidation easier

    Eliminating barriers to consolidation will be the best way to pare down the state’s almost 7,000 units of local government, a commission created by a ...
    April 6, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • GOP Immigration backers see service path to status

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stymied on comprehensive immigration overhaul, House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country ...
    April 15, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Prim official winner, Zinke to ask for partial recount

    WOODSTOCK – Undersheriff Andy Zinke plans to ask for a partial recount now that the vote totals have been canvassed and certified by the County Clerk.
    April 4, 2014 - 7:18 pm
  • One-year township tax freeze passes House

    SPRINGFIELD – A one-year freeze on township tax levies has cleared the Illinois House.House Bill 531 ...
    April 4, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Illinois weighs making students pay to take ACT

    SPRINGFIELD – As they juggle school-reform demands with budget cuts, state education officials are considering retaining a traditional college-readine ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Illinois Republicans seek to close appointment loophole

    SPRINGFIELD – Senate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two appointees ann ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Lawmakers fear blame for Chicago pension tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD – A fast-tracked plan to overhaul two Chicago city-pension programs slowed in the Illinois House Thursday, as nervous lawmakers said they ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • MAP grant expansion needed, Ill. governor says

    DeKALB – Adrianna Carr dreams of working in public relations for a company like Disney, which she said wouldn't be possible without state tuition assi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • House GOP moves against health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have voted for the 52nd time to change the president's health care law. The 248-179 vote comes just days after the ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report

    WASHINGTON – The Senate intelligence committee has voted to release parts of a classified report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations aft ...
    April 3, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Obama selfie: White House objects to Samsung use

    WASHINGTON – The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsu ...
    April 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Cary adopts $21.2 million budget

    CARY – The village's capital improvement program for the upcoming fiscal year will move forward as the Village Board this week approved its $21.2 mill ...
    April 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • NRA lobbyist breaks Illinois law, helps change it

    SPRINGFIELD – The powerful Illinois lobbyist for the National Rifle Association has helped rewrite a state law he broke.
    April 2, 2014 - 7:52 pm
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