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  • New Jersey's Chris Christie launches political action committee

    NEWARK, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • DeKalb County Board plan to form Jail Solutions Committee

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board members plan to form a Jail Solutions Committee aimed at finding fixes for overcrowding at the DeKalb County jail by th ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a p ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s ho ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Marcia Sweigert appointed interim DeKalb city clerk; City Council to vote Monday

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council will vote Monday on Mayor John Rey’s appointment of Marcia Sweigert as the interim city clerk.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • NIU plans town-hall meetings

    DeKALB – In an effort to educate students, staff and faculty about some of Northern Illinois University’s key issues, NIU President Doug Baker and Exe ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • APNewsBreak: White House reverses on Obamacare privacy problem

    WASHINGTON – Bowing to an outcry over privacy, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal inform ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Still an underdog, Rick Santorum weighing another White House bid

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Rick Santorum admits that most people probably don't remember how he rallied to kick off the 2012 presidential election with a win ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Future holds more deficits for D-428

    DeKALB – DeKalb District 428 school board members had a handful of questions for the financial consultant who showed them what the next five years wil ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • John Boehner invites Israeli leader to address Congress on Iran

    WASHINGTON – Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a j ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tues ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:35 am
  • Watching Obama speech? Check out tone, theatrics, loudmouths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his aides have been trickling out his State of the Union proposals on taxes, education, Internet access and mo ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Diana Rauner to focus on children, Executive Mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Bruce Rauner completed a furious first week as governor of Illinois. His high-profile wife is not far behind.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • New privacy concerns over government's health care website

    WASHINGTON – The government's health insurance website is quietly passing along consumers' personal data to outside websites, just as President Barack ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:33 am
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