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  • Genoa pushing for Amtrak project change

    GENOA – Genoa Mayor Mark Vicary hopes persistence will convince state leaders to change plans for an Amtrak passenger rail service so a stop is built ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Property tax deferral applications available

    SYCAMORE – The Tax Deferral Program for senior citizens seeking property tax relief has started its application period, DeKalb County officials announ ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lynch defends Obama immigration changes

    WASHINGTON – Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, as sh ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Kishwaukee College faculty, administrators approve contract

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the faculty union Wednesday that included high ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under Preside ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • DeKalb building inspection plan delayed

    DeKALB – A months-long discussion about inspecting commercial and industrial buildings will last until at least the end of February.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Faculty voting on contract with Kishwaukee College

    Note to readers: This story has been changed from its initial version to indicate that an instructor at Kishwaukee College says he did not intend to h ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, ev ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are moving toward a vote authorizing legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigrat ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • 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
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