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  • Algonquin increases telecommunications tax by about 60 percent

    ALGONQUIN – Village trustees recently hiked a tax on Algonquin residents’ phone bills by roughly 60 percent to help officials maintain playgrounds, bi ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Illinois minimum wage would be $11 under plan OK'd by Senate panel

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Tom Cross concedes Illinois treasurer's race to Mike Frerichs

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • St. Charles Filling Station owner acknowledges liquor license violation

    ST. CHARLES – The owner of The Filling Station Pub & Grill pleaded guilty Monday to a liquor license violation that involved a minor being served alco ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Crystal Lake votes to not further regulate e-cigarettes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After 27 years as a smoker, Effie Elliott quit smoking combustible cigarettes nine months ago.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Timothy Killeen named new University of Illinois president

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next presi ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Lawmakers eye final attempt at state-run exchange

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers may have one more chance to approve a state-run health insurance marketplace during the fall legislative session that sta ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Asian carp plant stops operations in Grafton

    GRAFTON (AP) – The chief executive of a southern Illinois Asian carp processing plant says the facility has ceased operations ahead of a 30-day deadli ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Harvest Lane Vintage opens shop in Campton Hills

    CAMPTON HILLS – A shop that opened in western Kane County last year has re-established itself closer to St. Charles.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Despite requests, Geneva aldermen reduce Shodeen’s land cash requirements

    GENEVA – Aldermen unanimously approved reduced land cash requirements for a Shodeen redevelopment project, despite pointed remarks from a park distric ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • No one injured after fire at Huntley McDonald's

    HUNTLEY – There were no injuries, but some minor damages after a fire broke out at a Huntley McDonald's early Tuesday morning, the Huntley Fire Chief ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests nearly complete

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois farmers are in the homestretch of bringing in their corn and soybeans from the fields.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 8:17 am
  • Pilot in small plane crash near Midway Airport in Chicago dies

    CHICAGO – Assistant Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Michael Fox says the pilot in a small plane crash has died.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Illinois treasurer's race closest at least century

    SPRINGFIELD – The race for state treasurer remains undecided nearly two weeks after Election Day, with both campaigns agreeing that fewer than 400 vot ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Illinois marks anniversary of deadly tornadoes

    WASHINGTON, Ill. – From memorial services to dedications, residents and elected officials marked the one-year anniversary Monday of deadly tornadoes t ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:08 am
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