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  • DeKalb aldermen vote to make University Plaza into apartments

    DeKALB – After a lengthy discussion, DeKalb alderman voted to allow a developer to turn private dormitory University Plaza into apartments.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Obama to broaden U.S. effort to combat militants

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously h ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed i ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • 8 closed Illinois interstate rest areas to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD – Eight of Illinois’ 30 interstate rest areas that have been closed are set to reopen this fall.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • DeKalb council to vote on rules for commercial building inspections

    DeKALB – DeKalb aldermen today will vote on a comprehensive ordinance that will change the way the city inspects commercial and industrial businesses, ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

    WASHINGTON – The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Medical marijuana ID card applications top 2,000

    ST. LOUIS – More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing th ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding fo ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Wealth, minimum wage pop up in governor race

    CHICAGO – Illinois’s gubernatorial race turned to the question of whether a candidate’s personal wealth should be a qualifying factor in holding publi ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • District 428 plans to hire more teachers at Huntley

    DeKALB – School District 428 will hire six more teachers at Huntley Middle School this year to ensure an influx of students does not push class sizes ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    WASHINGTON – Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Illinois schools start year with 24 new mandates

    SPRINGFIELD – Schools in Illinois have begun their academic years with two dozen new requirements from lawmakers that don't come with any correspondin ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money o ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

    KITTERY, Maine – Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journali ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Emanuel to sign minimum wage executive order for Chicago

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sign an executive order that requires city contractors and subcontractors to pay employees a $13-an-hour ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:43 am
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