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  • 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
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's health plan hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

    MADISON, Wis. – Republican Scott Walker's plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law hinges on what many see as a nearl ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Rauner vetoes bill to mandate hepatitis C testing

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation aimed at fighting an epidemic of contagious liver disease, saying it would cost the st ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Ted Cruz critiques Jimmy Carter administration during Iowa stop

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized former President Jimmy Carter's administration during a stump spee ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Hillary Clinton facing fresh worries in Congress over emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among congressional Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as se ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Gov. Bruce Rauner 'attacks'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an “epic struggle” with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stan ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP rally at state fair; Dems prepare to undo vetoes

    SPRINGFIELD – A re-energized Illinois Republican Party celebrated its newfound influence Wednesday, with party leaders telling a cheering crowd at the ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:42 pm
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