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A resident at Valley Hi Nursing and Rehab in Woodstock works on creating a card to send to Illinois lawmakers asking them not to cut Medicaid funding to nursing homes.
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Woodstock seniors battle massive Medicaid cuts

Statewide tour highlights devastating impact on elderly care and safety WOODSTOCK, IL – The Health Care Council of Illinois (HCCI), a leading voice for the … Read more ›

Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, ex-wife ‘working toward a settlement’

A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s ex-wife told a Cook County judge today that he and the congressman’s attorneys are still trying to arrive … Read more ›

New county task force focuses on budget process

A new McHenry County Board task force will develop policies aimed at smoothing out the upcoming budget process. The Budget Task Force was created after … Read more ›

Proposed bill to let voters to choose county board chair draws mixed reviews

A proposed bill in the House would allow voters in larger counties the opportunity to elect their county board chairman. House Bill 3953, filed by … Read more ›

County regional superintendent search continues

McHenry County administrators have identified a candidate to fill the long-vacated position of regional superintendent of schools — the trick now, obtaining the OK to … Read more ›

McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi hugs his attorney, Terry Ekl, during a press conference following his not guilty verdict outside the McHenry County Government Center in August. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

County settles Bianchi defense bills, focus now on special prosecutors

McHenry County is on the hook for less than half of the legal fees accrued to defend the county’s top prosecutor and his administrative assistant … Read more ›

US Rep. Joe Walsh to announce re-election plans

CHICAGO—U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh plans to announce his plans for re-election at a Chicago Tea Party meeting. Walsh is to make the announcement Thursday evening … Read more ›

Rep. Joe Walsh to announce Monday where he’s running

Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh said today he’ll decide on Monday which congressional district he’ll seek re-election from next year. Walsh, a tea party favorite … Read more ›

Judges weigh Illinois GOP challenge to U.S. House district map

While a panel of federal judges weighs a Republican challenge to Illinois’ new U.S. House district boundaries, lawyers for the state and the GOP said … Read more ›

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh of McHenry, is captured on video angrily talking  with constituents at Uno Chico Bar & Grill in Gurnee. YouTube video image

Freshman GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, of Illinois, is shown on video using coarse language with constituents

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., who was captured on video using angry, coarse language with constituents, said Wednesday that he was “a bit too … Read more ›