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  • Treasurer hopefuls look to boost office's image

    SPRINGFIELD – Two candidates vying to be Illinois' next chief investment officer have different ideas about how to restore the image of the Treasurer' ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • DeKalb approves 3-year contract with AFSCME

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council on Monday approved a three-year union contract with annual raises for more than 40 employees.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Obama urges world to follow U.S. lead on climate

    UNITED NATIONS – In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the U ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • 14 DeKalb County townships set property assessment appeal deadlines

    SYCAMORE – The countdown begins today for property owners in 14 local townships to challenge their tax assessments.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    WASHINGTON – The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, Preside ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON – The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • DeKalb City Council awaits clerk’s formal resignation

    Note to readers: This story has been changed from its original version to accurately reflect when the office of DeKalb city clerk will next be up for ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    CHICAGO – Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Spin Meter: Those changing Obamacare numbers

    WASHINGTON – Scrambled statistics are part of the growing pains for President Barack Obama's health care law.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    WASHINGTON – As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Some DeKalb County voters will see ballot questions

    SYCAMORE – Six referendum questions will be on ballots in DeKalb County this November, including electrical aggregation questions and Sycamore Park Di ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom shares resignation email

    DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom sent Mayor John Rey the following email Friday to resign from her office, effective immediately:
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:04 am
  • Obamacare enrollment down to 7.3 million, administration says

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • House veterans divided on Syria measure

    WASHINGTON – The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:57 am
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