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  • Demmer will seek 3rd term in state House

    SPRINGFIELD – Dixon Republican Rep. Tom Demmer said he will seek a third term in the state House of Representatives.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Senate Democrats have votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark v ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need U.S. Education Department

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommenda ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Gov. Scott Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Hillary Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept. info in email

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of — and occasionally frustrated by — the need to protect ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Gov. Scott Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision

    ONAWA, Iowa – Scott Walker's suggestion that building a wall between Canada and the U.S. might be a "legitimate" idea prompted swift derision from fel ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to consider $173K project for Stage Coach Players

    DeKALB – The Stage Coach Players are looking to improve their theater building and have asked the city for help. 
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Dekalb County economic development officials say businesses, jobs to come with new enterprise zone designation

    DeKALB – Members of the regional planning commission of the DeKalb County Board got more details at Thursday’s meeting on the county’s new enterprise ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Hillary Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists

    CLEVELAND – Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president whe ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year

    WASHINGTON – The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican c ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Donald Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

    WASHINGTON – For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal.Whet ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Obama feeling 'feisty,' ready to take on the 'crazies'

    LAS VEGAS – President Barack Obama is putting people on notice: He's back from vacation feeling "refreshed, renewed, recharged" — and "a little feisty ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • Obama pushing for more clean energy choices for consumers

    WASHINGTON – Pushing back against fossil fuel interests, President Barack Obama is pressing to give ordinary Americans more power to choose what kind ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Sen. Harry Reid: Iran deal best path to stop country from getting bomb

    WASHINGTON – With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid now on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers seems to be picking up the ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Number of fires up slightly in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Firefighters responded to more fires in the city this year, but requests for emergency service decreased slightly, according to the Fire De ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:58 pm
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