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  • Democrats blast Rudy Giuliani for questioning Obama's love of U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urg ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • White House: Higher wages needed to make up for stagnation

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage g ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • DeKalb School District 428 decides to move forward with land swap proposal

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 board could own more property next to two of its elementary schools by next month.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Illinois senator Donne Trotter compares Bruce Rauner to 'ISIS warrior'

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois state senator who previously apologized for inflammatory comments has compared Gov. Bruce Rauner to an Islamic State "warrio ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Jeb Bush: 'I am my own man,' not my brother or father

    CHICAGO – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his views about America's place in the world will often be compared with those of his father and brother, ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for billions in budget cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' new Republican governor called Wednesday for deep spending cuts to Medicaid, pensions and other programs to fix the state's bu ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget likely to set up battle with Democrats

    CHICAGO – Since the night he was elected, Gov. Bruce Rauner has repeatedly said he wants Illinois to be the most competitive yet compassionate state i ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Proposal would add e-cigarettes to Illinois smoking ban

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Electronic cigarettes soon could be classified with tobacco products until a proposed smoking ban from an Illinois lawmaker.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration

    HOUSTON – The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on i ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 8:48 am
  • Democrats seek relief from Obamacare penalties

    WASHINGTON – The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • FACT CHECK: Rand Paul backtracks on vaccines, college

    WASHINGTON – As Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky eyes a presidential race, he's likely to face questions about several contested or disproven sta ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Government meetings

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Study: Oklahoma's daily small quakes raise risk of big ones

    SAN JOSE, California – Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chan ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Questions on plaintiffs unlikely to derail health lawsuit

    WASHINGTON – Despite questions about four challengers' legal right to bring their lawsuit, the Supreme Court probably will not be deterred from decidi ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Republicans say Obama giving immigrants ‘amnesty bonuses’

    WASHINGTON – Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortun ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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