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  • Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

    CHICAGO – The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy – but it didn’t leave them empty-handed.
    July 6, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Spy case threatens to sour German-U.S. ties anew

    BERLIN – German-U.S. relations are facing a new test over a German intelligence employee who reportedly spied for the U.S., with Germany’s president s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

    HARTFORD, Conn. – As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in New ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Cullerton son charged with sexual battery in Tenn.

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A son of Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has been charged with sexual battery after allegedly groping a woman in a Tennessee ...
    July 6, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Fox River Grove bans phosphorous in most fertilizers

    FOX RIVER GROVE – As a way of educating residents about the effects of phosphorous on the water stream, the village has decided to ban the use of phos ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • Opposition to new Cary apartments still fighting

    CARY – Even though the Village Board has given its blessing to a proposed apartment complex at First and Pearl streets, there is still an active campa ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Indy police: Bump may have set off shooting of 7

    INDIANAPOLIS – A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each o ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Congressional candidate to hold McHenry town hall

    Dennis Anderson, the Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District, is holding a town hall meeting next week in McHenry.
    July 3, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Oberweis seeks 7 statewide debates with Durbin

    State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate released a statement Tuesday challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • County Board approves committee leadership change, board appointments

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board replaced the leaders of its Human Resources Committee and two vacancies on the Mental Health Board.
    July 2, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Cary to seek bids for electric supply

    CARY – Village staff plans to go out for bid on its next contract for Cary's municipal aggregation electricity supply.
    July 2, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • County Board puts sheriff on defense on jail contract costs

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren advised the County Board not to act in haste when its decade-old contract to house federal inmates at ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage for millions under ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:44 am
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