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  • Temporary budget, likely doomed, goes to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers adopted a stop-gap budget plan Wednesday and readied to send it to a dismissive Gov. Bruce Rauner on a day when a flu ...
    July 15, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed policies from critical House lawmakers

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday she is encouraged by signs that the economy is reviving after a brutal winter. And if t ...
    July 15, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • DeKalb mayor to vote less in future

    DeKALB – Mayor John Rey will no longer vote on DeKalb City Council matters unless legally required, he said at a council meeting Monday.
    July 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a "new ...
    July 14, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • DeKalb City Council approves 3M project

    DeKALB – The decision to approve an intergovernmental tax-abatement program with 3M was a “no brainer” to 6th Ward Alderman Dave Baker. 
    July 13, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs a 'growth and fairness economy'

    NEW YORK – Laying out her agenda to help American workers, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday said she would seek to build a "growth and fairness econom ...
    July 13, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Pentagon readying plan to lift transgender ban

    WASHINGTON – Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally endi ...
    July 13, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • Where They Stand: Scott Walker on issues of 2016 campaign

    MADISON, Wis. – Where two-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stands on various issues that will be debated in the Republican presidential campaign, a ra ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Iran talks at impasse amid bickering, extended for 3rd time

    VIENNA – The Iran nuclear talks shifted Friday to a blame game, as Iran’s foreign minister accused the United States of shifting its demands and dismi ...
    July 11, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • DeKalb to appoint new city clerk Monday

    DeKALB – The City Council will consider Mayor John Rey’s proposed appointment of Jennifer Jeep Johnson to the position of city clerk Monday.
    July 10, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • 2 Illinois courts, 2 takes on state employee pay – no budget

    SPRINGFIELD – For those keeping score this week, two Illinois courts issued conflicting opinions on whether Illinois state employees should get paid e ...
    July 11, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • DeKalb council to vote on tax breaks for 3M consolidation

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council is expected to vote Monday on property tax breaks worth up to $4 million for St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M’s planned c ...
    July 10, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Confusion in Illinois as a court orders state workers paid

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House adopted a stop-gap spending plan Thursday that would guarantee state employee paychecks for July, but Gov. Bruce Raun ...
    July 10, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Josh picked for Illinois Supreme Court advisory board

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Circuit Clerk Maureen Josh recently was chosen to the join the Illinois Supreme Court’s e-business policy advisory board.
    July 10, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • U.S.: More than 21 million affected by government data breach

    WASHINGTON – Hackers stole Social Security numbers, health histories and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama admin ...
    July 9, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you want to happen to the vacant building at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb?
    Rehab it
    Knock it down and build new
    Whatever brings new business there quickest