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  • Lawsuit against Quinn back in court in October

    CHICAGO – A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Sycamore library drafting goals, vision

    SYCAMORE – Sarah Tobias hopes the Sycamore library’s strategic planning results in a sustainable, useful library for many years to come.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • DeKalb water system focus of study

    DeKALB – By the end of this year, city of DeKalb leaders should know what repairs its water system needs and whether water rates need to change to pay ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging yo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Sycamore getting new fire engine thanks to FEMA

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Fire Department is replacing a 35-year-old fire engine with a modern one, thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

    CHICAGO – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in Chicago Friday to campaign for Republican Bruce Rauner, calling his bid to defeat Illinois Gov. Pa ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

    WASHINGTON – One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue imp ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    MIAMI – Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • GOP Rauner’s campaign ad used made-up headlines

    SPRINGFIELD – A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring – and even making up – hea ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • First phase of Charlestowne Mall project slated for August

    ST. CHARLES – The first phase of construction for the Charlestowne Mall redevelopment is scheduled for August, its project developer said Monday.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. Bu ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
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