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  • House committee to subpoena Hillary Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON – A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham ...
    March 4, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Sheriff's car involved in crash in Belvidere

    SYCAMORE – For the second time in less than a month, a DeKalb County Sheriff's vehicle transporting inmates has been involved in a traffic crash, Sher ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Justices pepper health care law opponents with questions

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices peppered opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law with skeptical questions during oral arguments Wedn ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Genoa Public Library plans soft opening of new building Monday

    GENOA – Some libraries are known for the musty smell of old books, but the new Genoa Public Library has a different fragrance: fresh paint, with a hin ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Sycamore brewpub forges ahead

    SYCAMORE – The city’s first brewery took a major step forward Tuesday after the city granted the owner a Class H liquor license, setting a possible op ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • DeKalb filling Kishwaukee River Bike Path gap

    Note to Readers: This story has been corrected to note that the Great Western Trail runs west from Sycamore to the Fox Valley.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Ben Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee to run for president

    WASHINGTON – Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican can ...
    March 3, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • State Rep. Tom Demmer named to task force on government consolidation

    State Rep. Tom Demmer has been named to a state task force that will study local government consolidation and unfunded mandates.
    March 3, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change pra ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Sycamore City Council to vote on sober house plan

    SYCAMORE – Today could bring some closure on whether a plan to turn a house into an all-male sober living home will go forward.
    March 1, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

    WASHINGTON – For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will h ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style o ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Net Neutrality: Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • House Speaker Michael Madigan renews push for 'Millionaire's Tax'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:45 am
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