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  • House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as minority leader

    WASHINGTON – Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which t ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Sycamore City Council reaches consensus on plan to freeze the property tax levy

    SYCAMORE – City Council members came to a consensus that the city manager’s plan to freeze the property tax levy for the sixth straight year is the be ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • 2 GOP presidents acted unilaterally on immigration

    WASHINGTON – Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration — and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extend ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • U.S. nuclear woes: Pentagon chief orders a shakeup

    MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – The Pentagon will spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • DeKalb consolidates staff at City Hall

    DeKALB – DeKalb City Hall is a one-stop shop, housing more than 40 city employees.The city’s buildin ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Obama gets glimpse abroad of life as lame duck

    YANGON, Myanmar – President Barack Obama is getting his first glimpse of life as a lame-duck president traveling overseas. And so far, he has reason t ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:17 pm
  • What you need to know for Obamacare's 2nd year

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the nation heads into the second year of the health care law, the federal government and states are preparing for open enrollm ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Rep. Kinzinger staff to visit Genoa, meet with constituents

    GENOA – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is holding traveling office hours in Genoa next week.Staffers from ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • DeKalb won't push tax levy as high as first indicated

    DeKALB – DeKalb property owners could see an increase in their taxes next year, but likely not by 10 percent.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • U.S.-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

    BEIJING – A groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world’s two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Latest proposal for sober housing in DeKalb County raises questions from board

    SYCAMORE – The newest proposal to land a sober living house in Sycamore was met with many questions from DeKalb County Board members.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • House to vote on Keystone XL pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu seeks action

    WASHINGTON – Call it a high-stakes political poker game, with the Louisiana Senate seat the big prize.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama

    ATLANTA – Some black political leaders think Democratic candidates who distanced themselves from President Barack Obama sapped enthusiasm among Africa ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Supreme Court weighs role of race in Alabama redistricting

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts that turns the usual arguments on ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • DeKalb aldermen give initial OK to increase property taxes

    DeKALB – Amid promises the actual tax increase will be lower, DeKalb aldermen Monday narrowly gave initial approval to increasing property taxes by ne ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:27 pm
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