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  • Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting stat ...
    NEW: Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • DeKalb changes deal with building inspection contractor

    DeKALB – The company that conducts building inspections for the city will be paid on an hourly-fee schedule instead of a percentage-based scale from h ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • E-cigarette-only businesses to be discussed in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council on Monday will discuss amending local law to better regulate future businesses whose owners want to sell only ele ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new oppo ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Officials find ‘nauseating’ smell, deteriorated conditions in downtown DeKalb building

    DeKALB – The smell is nauseating inside the vacant building at 112-118 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, and the structure has deteriorated beyon ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Hillary Clinton email disclosure slowed by security concerns

    WASHINGTON – The State Department released fewer than expected numbers of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Friday, saying its process was slowed becaus ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

    WASHINGTON – More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant mo ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country's wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.
    July 31, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Spare parts arrive in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Brian Gregory and Giovanni Serra drove about 145 miles round-trip to Joliet on Thursday, but it will pay off it spades.
    July 31, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Jeb Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

    ORLANDO, Florida – Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and Africa ...
    July 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Health law's nonprofit insurance co-ops awash in red ink

    WASHINGTON – Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corpor ...
    July 30, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • GOP presses Planned Parenthood aid ban, faces long odds

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans pressed their fight Wednesday to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, but likely opposition from at least one GOP se ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Mike Huckabee criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is likening the agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal to "marching the Israelis to the doo ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Government meetings for the week of July 13

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • DeKalb and Sycamore navigate boundary agreements

    DeKALB – Officials with the city of DeKalb are in talks with their counterparts in Sycamore about an intergovernmental boundary line agreement that al ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:21 pm
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