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  • Number of fires up slightly in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Firefighters responded to more fires in the city this year, but requests for emergency service decreased slightly, according to the Fire De ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's health plan hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

    MADISON, Wis. – Republican Scott Walker's plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law hinges on what many see as a nearl ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Rauner vetoes bill to mandate hepatitis C testing

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation aimed at fighting an epidemic of contagious liver disease, saying it would cost the st ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Ted Cruz critiques Jimmy Carter administration during Iowa stop

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized former President Jimmy Carter's administration during a stump spee ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Hillary Clinton facing fresh worries in Congress over emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among congressional Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as se ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Gov. Bruce Rauner 'attacks'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an “epic struggle” with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stan ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP rally at state fair; Dems prepare to undo vetoes

    SPRINGFIELD – A re-energized Illinois Republican Party celebrated its newfound influence Wednesday, with party leaders telling a cheering crowd at the ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Sycamore in favor of extending intergovernmental boundary agreement with DeKalb

    SYCAMORE – City officials said they want to extend a boundary agreement with the city of DeKalb that is meant to reduce competition among the two citi ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'

    SPRINGFIELD – Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers plan to replace Obamacare

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • First openly transgender official hired at White House

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. – The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member.The White Hou ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • DeKalb County gets enterprise zone designation as state freezes program

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s application for an enterprise zone designation has been approved – but officials can’t quite relish their success without a s ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

    WASHINGTON – A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Reader Poll

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