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  • Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

    WASHINGTON – Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed a ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • Hinckley seeks village sales tax for infrastructure

    HINCKLEY – Looking for ways to generate revenue, Hinckley Village Board members will ask voters to approve a 1 percent village sales tax to pay for ci ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs order aimed at helping veterans, minorities

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Another national campaign for McCain – to define his legacy

    WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain is waging another national campaign – this time, to define his legacy.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Obama's State of the Union to pitch tax proposals to help middle class

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and p ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Obama to seek tax increases on wealthy to help middle class

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will call for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans by raising the capital gains rate and eliminating a tax ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Medicare chief steps down, ran health care rollout

    WASHINGTON – Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care l ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Once dominant, State of Union address has much competition

    WASHINGTON – Before cable television, Netflix, YouTube and other attention-grabbers on the Internet, American presidents had little competition for vi ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Former GOP governors: Mutual respect key with Madigan

    SPRINGFIELD – The key to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s quest to “shake up” the status quo in Illinois may be his prowess at building a working relationship with ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Vacant County Board seat receives nominee

    SYCAMORE – Chris Porterfield, D-Sycamore, was appointed to fill a vacant DeKalb County Board seat at Wednesday’s executive board meeting – and nobody ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • New finance VP Alan Phillips to manage NIU's $400M budget

    DeKALB – Alan Phillips is poised to take over as Northern Illinois University’s vice president of administration and finance at a time when enrollment ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • DeKalb tobacco sales rule already has exception

    DeKALB – Jennifer Lake and Ammar Mahmood have been trying since October to open a hookah lounge in DeKalb, but they’ve run into challenges because the ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • DeKalb considering tax deal to lure Internet sales firm

    DeKALB – City leaders are trying to lure Internet retailers with an 85 percent sales-tax rebate.The ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Kishwaukee College teachers reject latest offer

    The Kishwaukee College Education Association during a membership meeting Tuesday rejected the latest counter-proposal from the college, union official ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:35 pm
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