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  • Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

    A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • GOP denies role in Chicago election robocalls

    CHICAGO – Robocalls that Chicago election officials blamed for the no-show of 2,000 election judges this week were recorded by people helping Cook Cou ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • AG pick Lynch called strong civil rights defender

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • DeKalb County school districts coping with substitute shortage

    DeKALB – As a permanent substitute teacher, the only thing consistent about Raechel Striedl’s days is that she spends them at DeKalb High School.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • DeKalb park board member to depart after election deadline

    DeKALB – DeKalb Park Board Commissioner Per Faivre plans to resign from the board, but not in time for his seat to be up for election in April.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • DeKalb aldermen to discuss tax increase to cover pensions

    DeKALB – The average DeKalb homeowner could see their property taxes rise by nearly $50 next year if the city of DeKalb moves toward fully funding its ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • A new Supreme Court challenge for ‘Obamacare’

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law – a case that threatens subsidies tha ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Immigration dispute erupts during bipartisan lunch

    WASHINGTON – A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, w ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Supreme Court to hear Obamacare challenge

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Illinois lawmaker gets probation in tax case

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D) to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Johnson plans for first term as DeKalb County clerk

    SYCAMORE – With his first countywide campaign behind him, DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder Doug Johnson said it’s time to work on fulfilling the promi ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Park board to discuss Hopkins Pool renovation

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District Board will discuss options for renovating Hopkins Pool during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Hopkins Pa ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • DeKalb County to classify proposed enterprise zone areas as eligible for incentives

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County officials decided Thursday to classify proposed enterprise zone areas as eligible for incentives to ease some of the confusio ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • GOP Rauner transition team includes Democrats

    CHICAGO – In one of his first official acts since being elected governor, Republican Bruce Rauner named dozens of advisers to a transition team Thursd ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • GOP in charge, eager to move on Keystone XL pipeline, taxes

    WASHINGTON – Republicans' resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that's been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targe ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 12:15 pm
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