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  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Roof project highlights need for county facilities plan

    GENEVA – Kane County leaders need to better determine what they want to do regarding facility improvements.
    April 18, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • McHenry police reports for April 18, 2014

    • Dequan James Feazell, 28, 1908 N. Orleans St., McHenry, was charged Monday, March 10, with possession of marijuana.
    April 18, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois' 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state's temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, acco ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Cary establishes new salary schedule for employees

    CARY – As part of a recent review of the village’s employee handbook, salary plan and job descriptions, village officials have come up with a new sala ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Photos: Long winter puts area farmers behind

    Farmers across McHenry County have their tillers and tractors ready, as they wait for warm and dry enough conditions to begin planting crops and put b ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    LOS ANGELES – Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Fox River Grove to start spring hydrant flushing

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Beginning on Monday, the Fox River Grove water department is scheduled to flush fire hydrants throughout town.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Ringwood may get fire station

    McHENRY – A 10-acre plot of land in Ringwood may be the site of a future McHenry Township Fire Protection District station.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    CHICAGO — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    MILWAUKEE — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of t ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Former gov't informant charged with wire fraud

    CHICAGO — A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stol ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:24 pm
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