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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    NASHUA, N.H. – Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Rep ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    NASHUA, N.H. – The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, polit ...
    April 18, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • University Village zoning decision looms

    DeKALB – A renovation proposal for University Village leaves DeKalb officials with a choice: Do they want the densely populated complex to get upgrade ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Obama calls delay of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch 'crazy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Carly Fiorina aims to keep Hillary Clinton from playing the 'gender card'

    NASHUA, N.H. – Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Video: Gov. Rauner meets with residents, volunteers in Fairdale

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner met with residents and volunteers on Friday in Fairdale. For more Fairdal ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    CONCORD, N.H. – The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
    April 17, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission votes against cell tower plan

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended the City Council deny a Wheaton company’s proposal to build a 140-foot cellular com ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    WASHINGTON – Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty porti ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Latest DeKalb County Jail proposal calls for expanding facility without new taxes

    SYCAMORE – The latest iteration of an expansion plan for the DeKalb County Jail could begin in 2016 without any tax increases, County Administrator Ga ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois restores $97 million of school funding cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Super PAC formed to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2016 campaign

    MADISON, Wis. – Scott Walker's expected campaign for the White House got a boost Thursday as his former campaign managers formed a political group abl ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Obama makes new push on middle-class tax proposals

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Barack Obama promoted his tax proposals Wednesday while criticizing congressional Republicans who are pushing to repeal th ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • GOP investigators asked Hillary Clinton about private email in 2012

    NORWALK, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account w ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:22 am
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