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Young Republican BBQ takes place Sunday at Citizen’s Park

On Sunday the public is invited to a political barbecue event, featuring speakers, live music, candidates and games at a park in Barrington. The third … Read more ›

U.S. Rep. Walsh to run against fellow Republican Hultgren

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh told supporters today he will run against fellow Republican freshman U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren in the new 14th District if a … Read more ›

State Rep. Mike Tryon visits with Cubs Scout Pack 467 Den 10 from Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Huntley. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Tryon covers all things politics at Huntley town hall

State Rep. Mike Tryon, R-Crystal Lake, hosted the second of three McHenry County town hall meetings Monday night in Huntley. After a brief explanation about … Read more ›

2 area postal centers on hit list

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service proposed more cuts today, including two area processing centers. Facing possible closure are the processsing and distribution center at O’Hare … Read more ›

Madigan willing to discuss effort to avoid state layoffs

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said today he’s told Gov. Pat Quinn he’s willing to discuss shifting around money in the state budget to avoid … Read more ›

Safe haven law for abandoned newborns expands

Parents have a new set of safe havens if they want to give up newborns anonymously. “Every parent wants their child to be raised in … Read more ›

County Board pursues live-streaming options

The Northwest Herald reports: Live-streaming meetings could advance the McHenry County Board’s goal of transparency, but maybe to the detriment of its goal of frugality. … Read more ›

McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi is accused of giving more lenient deals to criminal defendants who had personal or political ties to his office. (Danielle Guerra, Photo for the Tribune / April 14, 2011)

Lawyers: McHenry prosecutor case in trouble as 2nd trial nears

As McHenry County’s top prosecutor goes on trial a second time Monday, legal observers say the case against him could be in trouble. State’s Attorney … Read more ›

From the community

Federal Government Playing Hard to Get on Mortgages

By Dennis Papiernik, President of the Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals, and a 20-year industry veteran. With the housing market and the economy slowly working … Read more ›

State Rep. Mike Tryon

Tryon announces re-election bid

State Rep. Mike Tryon, R–Crystal Lake, debunked rumors that he would seek a newly created Senate seat by announcing his election bid for the 66th … Read more ›