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  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court’s agenda

    WASHINGTON – Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a pre ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Hillary Clinton pledges to fight NRA on gun rights after shooting

    DAVIE, Fla. – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will fight for stricter gun controls following this week's deadly mass ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • AP sources: Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step do ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • AP Sources: EPA tightening limits on smog-causing ozone

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and resp ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Sycamore sober living home could open by year’s end

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County’s sober living home for men at 491 E. State St., Sycamore, has a few housekeeping items left, but should be fully operational ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Police training canceled because of Illinois budget crisis

    CHICAGO – Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on ever ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • AP fact check: Math in Donald Trump's tax plan doesn't always add up

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump touts his tax overhaul plan as a boon for middle-income Americans, but it would also be ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • House Republicans advance bill to undo health law

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans advanced legislation Tuesday to dismantle President Barack Obama's health law that could actually reach the president's ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Donald Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millio ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Sept 28 - Oct. 2 Government Meetings

    TODAYSandwich City Council: 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex, 128 E. Railroad St, Sandwich. City of Gen ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Sycamore Library considers referendum to become own district

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Library board plans to ask voters next year if the library at 103 E. State St. should separate from the city and become its ow ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Boehner’s departure raises question: Can House GOP be led?

    WASHINGTON – The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the Hou ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Activists warn budget impasse may mean more landfill garbage

    SPRINGFIELD – Environmental groups have warned that the state budget standoff could lead to more trash headed to landfills across Illinois.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Officials: More work emails from Hillary Clinton's private account

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she provided what she said ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • GOP Lawmakers: Speaker John Boehner to resign end of October

    WASHINGTON – In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of Oct ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 9:15 am
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