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  • Q&A: Gov. Bruce Rauner begins ad blitz as budget standoff persists

    SPRINGFIELD – The state Capitol was quiet Monday, after the departure of lawmakers locked in a budget stalemate with Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the silenc ...
    June 1, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Supreme Court rules for Muslim woman denied job over headscarf

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abe ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Lindsey Graham launches 2016 presidential bid

    CENTRAL, S.C. – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has started his presidential campaign.He launched ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • DeKalb County to provide summer meals during summer months

    DeKALB COUNTY – Volunteers throughout DeKalb County will work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Program to provide free meals to a ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers scurry through bills; but no budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers scurried through a long to-do list Saturday as the spring-session clock winds down, but there was little mention of t ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • U.S., Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline

    GENEVA – A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Disagreement over impact if U.S. surveillance laws do expire

    WASHINGTON – Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expi ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Sycamore considers 'Cupcake Law' ordinance

    SYCAMORE – The city is considering adopting a state law that allows people who operate a home kitchen to make and sell baked goods – a law commonly kn ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Sycamore Fire Department nets $35K in FEMA support

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department has received a $35,620 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase 16 new sets of protectiv ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • DeKalb considering an air-conditioned, year-round Egyptian Theatre

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb has invested more than $2 million in capital projects at the Egyptian Theatre since 1989, but now officials are contemplat ...
    May 30, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Bill would change procurement rules for public universties, including NIU

    DeKALB – State Rep. Mark Batinick has filed a house bill that he said will allow Illinois public universities to save up to $100 million in annual cos ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Project Enable to provide bikes to DeKalb residents for free

    DeKALB – Greater access to bicycles might would help residents of University Village be more connected with the community, said Lisa Cummings, co-coac ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Former House Speaker Hastert charged with violating bank laws, lying to FBI

    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, a Republican who served as the U.S. representative from the 14th Congressional District for 20 years, was char ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Illinois Senate panel rejects 1 of Gov. Bruce Rauner's top priorities

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has rejected one of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's top pro-business priorities.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Is Carly Fiorina shadowing Hillary Clinton's campaign?

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Might Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina be shadowing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign?
    May 27, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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