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  • Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy

    WASHINGTON – An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion ...
    March 17, 2017 - 8:24 am
  • Companies seek approval for medical marijuana dispensary in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Two companies eyeing spots for medical marijuana dispensaries in Sycamore are in the process of gaining city approval while awaiting the st ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Downtown DeKalb development projects need approval before districts expire

    DeKALB – With two downtown revitalization projects requiring tax increment financing dollars totaling $3.4 million being approved within the past 30 d ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Kish College fees, tuition to jump 10.6 percent

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College will be raising tuition and fees by $15 a credit hour next school year, an increase of about 10.6 percent.
    March 15, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • DeKalb Public Works developing multiyear plan for road maintenance

    DeKALB – To remedy a trend of continued underfunding of DeKalb roads, the Public Works Department is working to develop a comprehensive analysis of wh ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as U.S. economy improves

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that further hikes this year ...
    March 15, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive violent crime-fighting strategies of the 1990s that focused on sending certain ...
    March 15, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • DeKalb approves medical cannabis dispensary rezoning

    DeKALB – The establishment of a medical cannabis dispensary in DeKalb received city approval during Monday’s council meeting, leaving it up to state r ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • Obama's final year: U.S. spent $36 million in lawsuits refusing to turn over records under FOIA

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over feder ...
    March 14, 2017 - 9:20 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: What about Trump's vow on health coverage?

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told Americans he'd do it all on health care: "insurance for everybody," better coverage and lower consumer costs. ...
    March 14, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • 4 things we learned about the Meijer project in Sycamore at Monday's planning meeting

    Here are four things to know about the Meijer project in Sycamore ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Referendum asks tax increase to fund county public health services

    Declines in state and federal grant funding have taken a toll on the DeKalb County Health Department, Director Lisa Gonzalez said.
    March 13, 2017 - 11:39 pm
  • CBO says 24 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2026 under Republican bill

    WASHINGTON – Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and ...
    March 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • GOP lawmaker Steve King: America doesn't need 'somebody else's babies'

    WASHINGTON – A veteran Iowa Republican congressman says America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies" and warns of a liberal ef ...
    March 13, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • DeKalb City Council to hear new downtown proposal

    DeKALB – With the City Council greenlighting the Cornerstone redevelopment project during its last meeting, another area business owner is looking to ...
    March 12, 2017 - 11:56 pm
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