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  • Harley-riding Rauner revs up GOP at Illinois fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner roared into the state fairgrounds on a Harley Thursday, revving up the party faithful by ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot

    CHICAGO – A group that wants to put legislative term limits on the November ballot told an Illinois appeals court Thursday that voters deserve a chanc ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Anderson holds town hall in quest for 14th Congressional District seat

    SYCAMORE – Although she is not a voter in the 14th district, DeKalb resident Julie Kiefer-Bell attended a town hall meeting hosted by Dennis Anderson ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • DeKalb considers more restrictive smoking laws

    DeKALB – It could soon be illegal to smoke electronic cigarettes in public places or to light up on a public patio in DeKalb.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • DeKalb considers funding options for street repair as TIF districts near expiration

    DeKALB – The city’s streets could need $33 million in repairs over the next five years, but a key funding source for the work will dry up by the end o ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Rule would limit immigrant driver's license calls

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois wants to head off businesses that are swamping the Secretary of State's office with robotic requests for appointments for speci ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Illinois treasurer race heats up over accusations

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican candidate for Treasurer Tom Cross' campaign accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of financial mismanagement and p ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Illinois state education reports from 2013 overdue

    SPRINGFIELD – Problems collecting information have forced a delay in the release of last year's state education reports, Illinois State Board of Educa ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

    CHICAGO – As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territory thou ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • DeKalb weighs seeking regional support for airport

    DeKALB – Airport manager Tom Cleveland knows the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport benefits the entire county, which is why he wonders if more than just ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • DeKalb leaders to discuss building inspections

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council is slated to discuss its building inspection program during its Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain – not destroy – the Islamic militant group that now c ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

    WASHINGTON – Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, le ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • U.S. airdrops supplies to thousands besieged in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The U.S. military dropped humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities besieged by militants and desperately in need ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • DeKalb County residents listed in state treasurer's unclaimed funds database

    DeKALB – DeKalb County residents are owed about $5.7 million in unclaimed money from inactive bank accounts, utility deposits, insurance policies and ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:42 pm
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