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  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential ...
    NEW: Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON – A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committe ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, n ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Genoa pushing for Amtrak project change

    GENOA – Genoa Mayor Mark Vicary hopes persistence will convince state leaders to change plans for an Amtrak passenger rail service so a stop is built ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Property tax deferral applications available

    SYCAMORE – The Tax Deferral Program for senior citizens seeking property tax relief has started its application period, DeKalb County officials announ ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lynch defends Obama immigration changes

    WASHINGTON – Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, as sh ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Kishwaukee College faculty, administrators approve contract

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the faculty union Wednesday that included high ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under Preside ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • DeKalb building inspection plan delayed

    DeKALB – A months-long discussion about inspecting commercial and industrial buildings will last until at least the end of February.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Faculty voting on contract with Kishwaukee College

    Note to readers: This story has been changed from its initial version to indicate that an instructor at Kishwaukee College says he did not intend to h ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, ev ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are moving toward a vote authorizing legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigrat ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • New Jersey's Chris Christie launches political action committee

    NEWARK, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • DeKalb County Board plan to form Jail Solutions Committee

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board members plan to form a Jail Solutions Committee aimed at finding fixes for overcrowding at the DeKalb County jail by th ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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