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  • Hillary Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email p ...
    May 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race

    WASHINGTON – Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid i ...
    May 4, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes info

    WASHINGTON – The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, ...
    May 4, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • DeKalb City Council faces tough questions on University Village rezoning

    DeKALB – A Seattle company’s plan to buy and renovate University Village will force the DeKalb City Council to balance the immediate needs for health ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Sycamore City Council to discuss sober-living house again

    SYCAMORE – The city of Sycamore and DeKalb County have reignited talks regarding the county’s proposal to use a home in the city as a sober living fac ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting ‘Obamacare’

    WASHINGTON – The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama’s health care law while gi ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Rauner administration to restore $26 million in grant cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's office said Thursday that an unexpected windfall of revenue from income tax receipts will allow the state to restore ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Obama criticizes black deaths by police, rioters and society

    WASHINGTON – Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at th ...
    April 28, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Sycamore Park District touts credit rating, outlook

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District is getting high marks for its financial standing and ability to meet its obligations.
    April 27, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • U.S. lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

    NEW YORK – The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.
    April 27, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law en ...
    April 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years

    SPRINGFIELD – The state’s new superintendent of schools believes the formula to distribute state aid to Illinois schools is flawed. But, unlike lawmak ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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