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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Applications for Medical Marijuana Now Available

Applications for Medical Marijuana Now Available

Medical Cannabis Pilot Program informational meeting takes place Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Chicago.
Speed Limit Increase Approved for Rakow Road

Speed Limit Increase Approved for Rakow Road

The McHenry County Board voted last week to increase the speed limit on the heavily traveled roadway from 45 to 50 mph.
Quinn Announces $5.6 Million for Construction Projects in McHenry County

Quinn Announces $5.6 Million for Construction Projects in McHenry County

Illinois Route 31 will be widened and improved for nearly nine-tenths of a mile from Trinity Drive to Rakow Road in Cary, Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Gov. Quinn Announces $4.6 Million in New Road Projects for McHenry Co.

Gov. Quinn Announces $4.6 Million in New Road Projects for McHenry Co.

A bridge carrying Hilltop Drive over Woods Creek in Lake in the Hills will be replaced for $427,225 by Sjostrom & Sons, Inc. of Rockford, the lowest of seven bidders.
Do You Know Where to Vote Tuesday?

Do You Know Where to Vote Tuesday?

You can double check your polling place and see a sample ballot online.