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  • Democrats push 1-month budget; Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP likely to oppose

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats pushed Wednesday for a one-month spending plan they said would allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Illinois budget impasse has DeKalb County agencies, NIU officials on edge

    DeKALB – Alan Phillips will be in Springfield today to testify before Illinois lawmakers about the effect the loss of the state funding will have on N ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Supreme Court to consider limiting union power to collect fees

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • City approves $300K to buy home to expand parking for DeKalb Police Department

    DeKALB – The city plans to purchase and demolish a house at 622 W. Lincoln Highway and use the space for parking and for a potential police department ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Illinois could allow dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses

    GURNEE – Illinois could soon become one of the few states with a law governing the use of specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort child victim ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON – Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Genoa council to talk changes to vicious dog ordinance

    GENOA – The Genoa City Council will discuss proposed revisions to strengthen the city's vicious dog ordinance at a Committee of the Whole meeting at 7 ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
    June 26, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Riley Oncken resigns from DeKalb County Board

    DeKALB – District 3 Republican Riley Oncken has announced his resignation effective July 2, the day after a special DeKalb County Board meeting.
    June 25, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • Kishwaukee College seeks firm to help in presidential search

    MALTA – The Kishwaukee College Executive Committee has appointed two board members as co-chairs of the search committee to replace President Tom Choic ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a disp ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Fireworks set for July 4 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is set to host its annual fireworks show in Hopkins Park on July 4 after the park board approved a contract with fir ...
    June 24, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • DeKalb County Board member Joseph Bassett resigns

    DeKALB – District 4 Democrat Joseph Bassett has resigned from the DeKalb County Board, saying he needs to focus on his newborn daughter and his growin ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Obama on Marc Maron podcast: U.S. not cured of racism

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case.
    June 22, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Public hearing continues Monday over DeKalb city budget

    DeKALB – City Council members will host another public hearing today on the proposed DeKalb city budget for fiscal 2016 that could go to a vote, which ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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