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  • Hillary Clinton's student debt reforms help families, cost taxpayers

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan to make college more affordable and ease the burden of student debt could easily end up costing more than h ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Chicago schools budget banks on state funds not yet approved

    CHICAGO – Officials with cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools ratcheted up their plea for help from Springfield on Monday, detailing a proposed $5.7 b ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • DeKalb City Council debates merits of University Village redevelopment; first reading set for Aug. 24

    DeKALB – Increased quality of life is needed in University Village and a redevelopment project proposed by Security Properties will address some conce ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Hillary Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan

    WASHINGTON – Calling for a "new college compact," Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more afford ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Constitutional convention sparking buzz, but odds still long

    AUSTIN, Texas – With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a feder ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Donald Trump's policy approach a mystery amid lack of detail

    NEWARK, N.J. – Donald Trump's position on health care? Repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act "with something terrific."
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • DHFS, DHS: Medicaid providers to be paid despite impasse

    CHICAGO – Officials in two Illinois agencies said they’ll process payments to Medicaid providers despite the state budget impasse.
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Government meetings for the week of Aug. 10

    Today Sandwich City Council: 7 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 128 E. Railroad St., Sandwich Cortland Towns ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to get briefing on University Village redevelopment project

    DeKALB – The City Council will again consider a proposed redevelopment of University Village on Monday, after developer Security Properties has agreed ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois agencies cover half the pay for Gov. Rauner’s staff

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner promised a leaner, more transparent administration than his predecessors, yet he’s rigorously following their time-hon ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • After raucous debate, GOP's rowdy 2016 field is back at work

    ATLANTA – The raucous field of Republican presidential candidates hustled back before voters Friday, hoping to build on momentum from their first meet ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Sycamore Park District classes at South Prairie Elementary School canceled amid parent concerns

    SYCAMORE – Facing backlash from parents, South Prairie Elementary School officials canceled Sycamore Park District exercise and aerobics classes that ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Zombie Apocalypse Super PAC asks politicians about role in possible event

    DeKALB – Tom Sherman wants to know what politicians think about the government’s role in a zombie apocalypse when – nay, if – it happens.
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce members voice concerns about proposed tax hikes

    DeKALB – Local business owners remain concerned that DeKalb’s proposed tax hikes could put them at a disadvantage and hurt the local economy.
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Egyptian Theater seeking $25K from DeKalb County

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb is set to give the Egyptian Theatre $25,000 to cover operating costs, but only if DeKalb County officials agree to do like ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 7:51 pm
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