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  • Holder resigning as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Drones left out of America's air traffic plans

    WASHINGTON – Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about w ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Attorneys recommended for associate judge spots

    DeKALB – Several local attorneys have been recommended to fill two vacancies as associate judges for the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which serves DeKalb an ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • DeKalb's Espiritu leaving city government

    DeKALB – Assistant City Manager Rudy Espiritu is leaving DeKalb for a similar job in Highland Park that will get him closer to his ideal job as a city ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Quinn agrees to stall dismissal of IDOT workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court ag ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Obama calls for dismantling ISIS 'network of death'

    UNITED NATIONS – Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Treasurer hopefuls look to boost office's image

    SPRINGFIELD – Two candidates vying to be Illinois' next chief investment officer have different ideas about how to restore the image of the Treasurer' ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • DeKalb approves 3-year contract with AFSCME

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council on Monday approved a three-year union contract with annual raises for more than 40 employees.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Obama urges world to follow U.S. lead on climate

    UNITED NATIONS – In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the U ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • 14 DeKalb County townships set property assessment appeal deadlines

    SYCAMORE – The countdown begins today for property owners in 14 local townships to challenge their tax assessments.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    WASHINGTON – The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, Preside ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON – The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • DeKalb City Council awaits clerk’s formal resignation

    Note to readers: This story has been changed from its original version to accurately reflect when the office of DeKalb city clerk will next be up for ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    CHICAGO – Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 2:51 pm
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