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Government

  • Sycamore School District 427 to consider laying off teachers

    SYCAMORE – Teacher layoffs have been proposed in Sycamore School District 427 as the district heads into the second year of its three-year budget redu ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to consider Shodeen development proposal

    DeKALB – City Council members on Monday will hear Shodeen’s development proposal for property along Lincoln Highway west of downtown DeKalb. 
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Ted Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Republicans circle Marco Rubio as stakes grow in New Hampshire

    LONDONBERRY, N.H. – On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from a herd of moderate-leaning Republicans w ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • President Barack Obama takes victory lap on economy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy — and jab at the Republicans vying for ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Checking Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured int ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Dekalb County leaders welcome neighboring counties' enterprise plan

    DeKALB – Two neighboring counties have applied to the state for enterprise zone designations, a move DeKalb County officials welcome as a complement t ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Obama health care law posts respectable sign-up season

    WASHINGTON – Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, accordin ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • State IG: Classified email found from Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice tenures

    WASHINGTON – The State Department watchdog has found that former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • National Prayer Breakfast: Obama says faith is 'great cure' for fear

    WASHINGTON – Delivering his last annual sermon to Washington's elite, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned of the corrosive impact of fear in pub ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Provider plans to fill senior care void left by LSSI's closing

    DeKALB – A Chicago-based social service provider is set to open an office in DeKalb and hire workers who will be laid off when Lutheran Social Service ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Decrying anti-Muslim bias, Obama pays 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    CATONSVILLE, Md. – President Barack Obama paid his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, appealing for tolerance for America's millions of Muslim ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Iowa shows polling is slippery business, getting more so

    WASHINGTON – Iowa's snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state's fi ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican Sen. Rand Paul is dropping his 2016 campaign for president, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • DeKalb senior home service provider to close

    DeKALB – Some 360 DeKalb County seniors will have to find a new service provider and 80 employees will be out of a job when Lutheran Social Services o ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is
    Other