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  • Democrats capture majority on DeKalb County Board

    SYCAMORE – Democrats will control the DeKalb County Board for the first time since 2006 after winning the two seats they needed in Tuesday’s contested ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Randy Hultgren, Adam Kinzinger return to Congress

    Both Republican Congressmen representing DeKalb County are headed back to Washington for their third terms, as Randy Hultgren and Adam Kinzinger beat ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • White House: Ferguson no-fly didn't restrict press

    WASHINGTON – The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Costly and competitive Senate campaign nears end

    WASHINGTON – On a final, furious day of campaigning, Republicans strained to capture control of the Senate while Democrats struggled to limit their co ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • DeKalb County voters go to polls to select Illinois governor, county board members and county clerk

    SYCAMORE – Each election season brings new rules and laws that Chief Deputy Elections Clerk Mary Lynn Meisch has to commit to memory.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Where Illinois governor hopefuls stand on issues

    CHICAGO – The next governor of Illinois could decide a raft of big issues, from how to close a multibillion-dollar state budget gap to whether busines ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • GOP rebels mind their political manners

    WASHINGTON – Tea party groups and other Republican rebels that thrive on bedeviling the party are minding their political manners in the run-up to Ele ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • First lady backs Quinn as Rauner calls for change

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn got an assist Saturday from first lady Michelle Obama, who told a cheering crowd the incumbent and other Democrats will ensur ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Considering a voting booth selfie? Think again

    PEORIA – Already thinking about that perfect voting booth selfie on Election Day? You may want to think again.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can't seal itself off

    WASHINGTON – Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disea ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

    INDIANAPOLIS – What a difference a year makes.The nation's biggest health insurers entered last fall ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Eric Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder says it's clear that there's a need for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election

    CHAMPAIGN – Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highlighted the st ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Democratic attack ads aim to save Senate majority

    WASHINGTON – Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of ha ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:23 pm
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