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  • Obama wants an election about the economy, not him

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. Over the next 27 days, either the public or the pre ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois governor's debate: 5 things to Watch

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner meet at 8 p.m. Thursday night in Peoria for their first debate in what is ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Congress considers changes to Secret Service after break-in

    WASHINGTON – Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security D ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Tax incentives get more support

    SYCAMORE – A planned DeKalb County enterprise zone would offer generous property tax incentives to businesses that open up shop there.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Obama: U.S. will keep making progress in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told top military commanders Wednesday that he's confident the U.S. will keep making progress in its fight against ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Director: Gov. Pat Quinn anti-violence program mostly sound

    CHICAGO – The former agency head overseeing Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program gave state lawmakers a contrasting picture Wednesday, sayi ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Next edition of HealthCare.gov debuts with a mistake

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mist ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • DeKalb School Distirct 428 explores air conditioning for 3 schools

    DeKALB – With their minds already on summer, DeKalb School District 428 leaders are thinking about spending more than $2.2 million to update three sch ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Obama claims progress on Wall Street rules

    WASHINGTON – A year after prodding financial regulators to act more swiftly to rein in Wall Street, President Barack Obama on Monday claimed progress ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in five states

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate exp ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

    AURORA – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and lawmakers toured a sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic facility Friday, saying they were s ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Clinton plans midterm campaign push for Democrats

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is lending her name and support to a half-dozen key midterm races for the Senate and several for governor as she c ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • FACT CHECK: Obama on jobs, health care

    WASHINGTON – A few of President Barack Obama's claims in his speech at Northwestern University on Thursday and how they compare with the facts:
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • No applicants vying for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in DeKalb

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials released figures Thursday detailing how medical marijuana business applications are distributed around the state, the fir ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 1:14 pm
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