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  • Spartan TV seeks access to public cable channel

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council is set to consider a partnership with Sycamore School District 427 and Comcast allowing the student-produced Spar ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency

    HONOLULU – His last presidential vacation behind him, Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 7:48 am
  • President-elect Donald Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump says that "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticis ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:25 am
  • Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump

    HONOLULU – Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • U.S. gives detailed look at Russia's alleged election hacking

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. has released its most detailed report yet on accusations that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election by hacking Ame ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • Ballot order determined for mayoral, city office candidates in DeKalb, Sycamore

    DeKALB – Jerry Smith was the only DeKalb mayoral candidate on hand to watch the lottery drawing Wednesday in the City Council Chambers, and he was hop ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • House Café owner hopes to get liquor license in January

    DeKALB – A recommendation by the DeKalb Police Department to approve a conditional liquor license for the House Café could be enough to keep the busin ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • 'Nothing unusual' in Trump's nuclear comments, Putin says

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday praised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for "keenly" feeling public sentiment to win the electio ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 8:24 am
  • Donald Trump: U.S. must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • Obama dumps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim cou ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Eric Trump stops fundraising for his charity after scrutiny, fears over pay-to-play

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – One of President-elect Donald Trump's sons will stop directly raising money for his namesake foundation, saying he worries the dona ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • 'Obamacare' holding its own: 6.4 million signed up so far

    WASHINGTON – "Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private c ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Economy healed under Obama, but unhappy voters chose Trump

    WASHINGTON – He was a first-term senator-turned-president, a former law professor with little experience in economics or management. When he entered t ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Donald Trump meeting security adviser after attacks abroad

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 8:43 am
  • Court unseals search warrant for Hillary Clinton's emails

    NEW YORK – The FBI told a federal court it needed a search warrant to look at thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails on the laptop of former U.S. Rep. ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 2:18 pm
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