Government

  • Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    WASHINGTON – Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year poli ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Amendment protecting Ill. voters to go on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Sen ...
    April 10, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign o ...
    April 10, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    WASHINGTON — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax r ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

    WASHINGTON — Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing P ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Bill helps districts fill teaching vacancies

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation helping southern Illinois school districts fill teaching vacancies with recently retired teachers is advancing in the state ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • DeKalb launches emergency alert system

    DeKALB – DeKalb emergency officials have a new way to notify residents in the case of severe weather, large fires or other emergency situations.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Top-paid Medicare doctors said they had reasons

    WASHINGTON – How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?Explanations for ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Local park board presidents aren’t ruling out gaming terminals

    DeKALB – DeKalb resident Sam Volkert golfs three to four times a week, and he places the occasional $1 side bet with friends.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democ ...
    April 9, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Sycamore's Reston Ponds subdivision phase II launched

    SYCAMORE – Months after resuming construction in the Reston Ponds subdivision, ShoDeen Homes has opened the second phase of the Sycamore development a ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:22 am
  • Sycamore School District 427 votes to hire police officer

    SYCAMORE – A police officer will soon patrol the hallways of Sycamore Middle School.Sycamore School ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:22 am
  • Sycamore approves Bethany Road widening

    SYCAMORE – Some local residents may soon have to plan an alternate route while crews widen Bethany Road in May.
    April 9, 2014 - 7:22 am
  • Sycamore approves 1-year union contract

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore City Council members approved a one-year union contract Monday that will give some city employees two slight raises.
    April 9, 2014 - 7:23 am
  • Voter rights amendment passes Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Speaker Michael Madigan's constitutional amendment to stop voter suppression has advanced in the Illinois Legislature.
    April 8, 2014 - 4:04 pm
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