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Pritzker to foot $40K bill for Capitol office upgrades
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Pritzker to foot $40K bill for Capitol office upgrades

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker is planning to spend $40,000 of his own money to renovate his state Capitol office next month, according...

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Crystal Lake Community Harvest on track to collect 85K pounds of food, $66K in donations
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Crystal Lake Community Harvest on track to collect 85K pounds of food, $66K in donations

Last year, the Crystal Lake Community Harvest – an annual community initiative led by the Crystal Lake Food Pantry to collect food and donations –...

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Algonquin Village Board approves property tax levy freeze
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Algonquin Village Board approves property tax levy freeze

The Algonquin Village Board approved a property tax levy freeze for the 2019 tax year at its meeting Tuesday. Village officials said the $5.6...

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Woodstock OKs plan for 30-unit, five-story apartment building near downtown
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Woodstock OKs plan for 30-unit, five-story apartment building near downtown

The Woodstock City Council has approved a redevelopment agreement with Billitteri Enterprises LLC. The company wants to develop a five-story, 30...

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Woodstock City Council to consider Founders Crossing plan Tuesday
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Woodstock City Council to consider Founders Crossing plan Tuesday

The Woodstock City Council is set to consider the controversial Founders Crossing housing development Tuesday. Developers Kenneth and Rhonda Rawson...

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McHenry Bed, Bath and Beyond to close
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McHenry Bed, Bath and Beyond to close

McHenry's Bed, Bath and Beyond location will be one of the 60 stores set to close around the nation. Bed, Bath and Beyond, Inc. told investors in...

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Discussions continuing on proposed Algonquin 'Colosseum' project
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Discussions continuing on proposed Algonquin 'Colosseum' project

Village staff and the developer of the "Colosseum," a proposed entertainment, retail and housing development in Algonquin, are continuing to work...

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Advantage Moving and Storage to build new warehouse space
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Advantage Moving and Storage to build new warehouse space

Advantage Moving and Storage in Algonquin’s Corporate Campus plans to build a new warehouse space on property they recently bought adjacent to...

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Crystal Lake implements municipal utility tax
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Crystal Lake implements municipal utility tax

Crystal Lake residents and businesses might have noticed a new tax on their electricity and gas bills this fall, as the city recently started...

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Leader profiles: Community key to Sauk Valley's Hellmich
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Leader profiles: Community key to Sauk Valley's Hellmich

DIXON – Dave Hellmich is ingrained in the Sauk Valley, from cycling across its country roads to filling a seat at community tables as an advocate...

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Spring Hill Mall Sears store to close by February
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Spring Hill Mall Sears store to close by February

The Sears in West Dundee's Spring Hill Mall is set to close by February, its parent company has announced. Transformco acquired the majority of...

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Fox River Grove to vote on adopting PACE clean energy program
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Fox River Grove to vote on adopting PACE clean energy program

The Fox River Grove Village Board is expected to vote on adopting a program that would help developers gain funding for renewable energy and energy...

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Sycamore Chamber leader unites community, business
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Sycamore Chamber leader unites community, business

RoseMarie Treml said the pumpkins on display near Sycamore’s downtown stone signs welcome visitors to the historic district. People in the...

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Prairie Ridge grad excelling in architecture career
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Prairie Ridge grad excelling in architecture career

Prairie Ridge graduate Christopher Koss has a lot of love for his former high school. The halls that the former Prairie Grove resident called home...

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Investor's death leads to stall of Lucky Girl Brewing Crossroads development in Richmond
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Investor's death leads to stall of Lucky Girl Brewing Crossroads development in Richmond

The death of an investor has stalled the development of Lucky Girl Brewing Crossroads in Richmond, an owner said. Lucky Girl owners Jerry McCoy and...

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Plans to convert Immanual Lutheran into residential redevelopment proposed
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Plans to convert Immanual Lutheran into residential redevelopment proposed

The developer planning to turn the historic Immanuel Lutheran Church at 178 McHenry Ave. into a residential redevelopment said he plans on keeping...

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McHenry places restrictions on future vape shops
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McHenry places restrictions on future vape shops

The McHenry City Council has lifted its moratorium on vape shops and placed restrictions on where the businesses can operate. Moving forward, vape...

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Motion to dismiss lawsuit over rejected project at Huntley Outlet Center site denied

The village of Huntley’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over the Village Board’s rejection of an industrial project on the former site of the Huntley...

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Marengo City Council approves zoning districts, retailer tax for marijuana
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Marengo City Council approves zoning districts, retailer tax for marijuana

The Marengo City Council approved ordinances on Monday that will set zoning requirements on marijuana businesses and issue a 3% local sales tax on...

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Proposed ‘Colosseum’ set for public hearing Tuesday
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Proposed ‘Colosseum’ set for public hearing Tuesday

The public can give their thoughts and comments on a proposed entertainment/retail/housing development in Algonquin at a hearing. Also known as ...

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Community Foundation of McHenry County hosting National Philanthropy Day celebration
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Community Foundation of McHenry County hosting National Philanthropy Day celebration

In recognition of National Philanthropy Day, the Community Foundation for McHenry County is hosting “Community as Mosaic” by Leslie Biggins Mollsen...

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Marengo area nuns could build expansion under proposed agreement with McHenry County
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Marengo area nuns could build expansion under proposed agreement with McHenry County

As a years-long legal battle with McHenry County winds down, nuns operating on property near Marengo may soon be able to construct a proposed...

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Marengo area nuns could build boarding school, winery, brewery under proposed agreement with McHenry County
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Marengo area nuns could build boarding school, winery, brewery under proposed agreement with McHenry County

As a years-long legal battle with McHenry County winds down, nuns operating on property near Marengo may soon be able to construct a proposed...

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McHenry County residents with land in trust face issues cashing Valley Hi rebates
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McHenry County residents with land in trust face issues cashing Valley Hi rebates

When Algonquin resident Bill Brodrick received his Valley Hi rebate check this week, he was surprised to discover he was not named as the recipient...

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America’s last slave ship could offer a case for reparations
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America’s last slave ship could offer a case for reparations

MOBILE, Ala. – Alabama steamship owner Timothy Meaher financed the last slave vessel that brought African captives to the U.S., and he came out of...

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Haber Oaks redevelopment approved by village
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Haber Oaks redevelopment approved by village

The former Haber Oaks campus was approved to be redeveloped into a residential property by the Cary Village Board at its last meeting. The...

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Woodstock State of the City: Gas tax, Landlord Registration Program considered
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Woodstock State of the City: Gas tax, Landlord Registration Program considered

Woodstock in the coming year may introduce a municipal gas tax and reconsider a landlord registration program, which drew strong criticism when the...

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Woodstock State of the City: Municipal gas tax, reconsideration of Landlord Registration Program considered
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Woodstock State of the City: Municipal gas tax, reconsideration of Landlord Registration Program considered

Woodstock in the coming year may introduce a municipal gas tax and reconsider a landlord registration program, which drew strong criticism when the...

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Land Conservancy in final stretch of fundraising campaign for Wolf Oak Woods in Woodstock
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Land Conservancy in final stretch of fundraising campaign for Wolf Oak Woods in Woodstock

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is in the final stretch of its fundraising campaign for Wolf Oak Woods just outside of Woodstock on Route...

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Developer eyes residential development on River Road
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Developer eyes residential development on River Road

A developer recently demolished three vacant structures along North River Road in Algonquin with the hope of constructing a residential development...

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