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  • Referendum asks tax increase to fund county public health services

    Declines in state and federal grant funding have taken a toll on the DeKalb County Health Department, Director Lisa Gonzalez said.
    March 13, 2017 - 11:39 pm
  • CBO says 24 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2026 under Republican bill

    WASHINGTON – Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and ...
    March 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • GOP lawmaker Steve King: America doesn't need 'somebody else's babies'

    WASHINGTON – A veteran Iowa Republican congressman says America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies" and warns of a liberal ef ...
    March 13, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • DeKalb City Council to hear new downtown proposal

    DeKALB – With the City Council greenlighting the Cornerstone redevelopment project during its last meeting, another area business owner is looking to ...
    March 12, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • VP Mike Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Vice President Mike Pence appealed for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul during a brief visit ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Trump praises arrest of 'troubled person' who climbed White House fence

    POTOMAC FALLS, Va. – President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the U.S. Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" apprehending a "troubled person" w ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Now-fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara boasts of 'absolute independence'

    NEW YORK – A Manhattan federal prosecutor who said "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption ann ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has ruled for police, and suspects, in crime cases

    WASHINGTON – Judge Neil Gorsuch wasn't convinced that a teenager who made burping sounds in a classroom should be arrested, handcuffed and taken to ju ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • New law aimed at reducing Illinois prison population

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has been joined by Democratic lawmakers to sign a measure his office said is “the most comprehensive criminal justice refo ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Labor experts unsure of future if Illinois state government workers strike

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s unclear whether people who might replace state employees in the event of a strike by Illinois’ largest public-employee union could ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Trump transition knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told President Donald Trump's transition team that Flynn might need to register with the Justi ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:48 pm
  • Sycamore OKs water treatment fee for radium

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore residents will see a radium treatment fee of $5 or more on their water bills starting in May.
    March 10, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Hawaii files lawsuit over Trump's revised travel ban

    HONOLULU – Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Mus ...
    March 9, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Sycamore City Council considers expanding facade grants

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore’s facade grant program could expand to include properties leading into downtown under a proposal city officials are considering fo ...
    March 9, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • House GOP health bill adds up to big tax cut for the rich

    WASHINGTON – The House Republicans' health care bill adds up to big tax cuts for the rich.The bill w ...
    March 7, 2017 - 1:54 pm
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