LITH board to vote whether to extend annexation agreement
CRYSTAL LAKE âThe first public presentation of a proposed $450 million power plant was mostly met with concern and resistance from residents wanting to put a stop to the project before it progresses any further.
KHARKIV, Ukraine â A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders.
WASHINGTON â Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Americaâs black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.
JERUSALEM â A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israelâs main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.
SPRINGFIELD â Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an effort to expedite their case challenging Illinoisâ pension legislation.
CHICAGO â The number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000, according to a report released Tuesday.
WHEATON â The DuPage County coroner says drowning is the preliminary cause of death for two men killed when a car plunged into a water-filled quarry.
CHAMPAIGN â Gov. Pat Quinn believes the state of Illinois may be able to withdraw its approval of a plan to store toxic waste in a central Illinois landfill because local officials may never have signed off on the proposal.
CHICAGO â Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter.
JOLIET â Mondayâs fatal chain-reaction crash on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road involving a semitrailer should be a wake-up call for state and local officials, Elwood Police Chief Fred Hayes said.
HARVARD â Post-secondary education will get a lot closer this fall for the county community farthest from McHenry County College.
WASHINGTON (AP) â Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week.
WASHINGTON (AP) â Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.
McHENRY â To promote the planting of trees, the city of McHenry is offering to split the cost with residents.