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  • Frank O'Barski, DeKalb County Board member, dies

    ERIC R. OLSON eolson@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Frank O’Barski, who was twice elected to the DeKalb Cou ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online

    SPRINGFIELD – The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circl ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • DeKalb staff concerned on time, money spent responding to FOIA requests

    DeKALB – Freedom of information act requests from the public are on the upswing in DeKalb, and officials are concerned about how to handle the additio ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sent Congress his eighth and final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of ini ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Bernie Sanders, John Kasich win 1st votes in tiny New Hampshire community

    DIXVILLE, N.H. – Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesd ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch to visit 6 cities to highlight good police work

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Ted Cruz seeks to appeal to supporters on fringe of GOP

    PETERBOROUGH, N.H. – Some politicians run from polarizing endorsements. Ted Cruz seeks them out.The ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:43 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

    WASHINGTON – Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the sta ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • Sycamore School District 427 to consider laying off teachers

    SYCAMORE – Teacher layoffs have been proposed in Sycamore School District 427 as the district heads into the second year of its three-year budget redu ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to consider Shodeen development proposal

    DeKALB – City Council members on Monday will hear Shodeen’s development proposal for property along Lincoln Highway west of downtown DeKalb. 
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Ted Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Republicans circle Marco Rubio as stakes grow in New Hampshire

    LONDONBERRY, N.H. – On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from a herd of moderate-leaning Republicans w ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • President Barack Obama takes victory lap on economy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy — and jab at the Republicans vying for ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Checking Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured int ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Dekalb County leaders welcome neighboring counties' enterprise plan

    DeKALB – Two neighboring counties have applied to the state for enterprise zone designations, a move DeKalb County officials welcome as a complement t ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:09 am
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