Now that McHenry Township trustees have narrowly approved a ballot measure allowing voters to determine the fate of its road district, a seven-member group is organizing an effort to get voters to approve abolishing the road district.
Six Illinois Republican lawmakers have moved to block a bill Gov. Bruce Rauner signed in August exempting illegal immigrants from being deported if local authorities apprehend them on unrelated matters.
As pressure mounts on the city of Chicago to address its debt crisis, some have suggested the state should help the city cover its expenses. Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is among those saying enough is enough.
High school and college students in McHenry County are encouraged to enter the county’s annual Anti-Tobacco Media Design Contest, which uses state funds to increase awareness of the dangers of smoking.
As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s legislative stances this year have landed him in hot water with members of his own party, there are growing calls to replace him on the gubernatorial ballot next year.
Government and law enforcement employees will receive training on how to handle Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on Nov. 3 in a seminar sponsored by and held at the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The Lake County Journal recently chose State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) as one of seven Women of Distinction that were honored at an awards ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 17, according to a press release on Wheeler’s website.