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  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Kishwaukee College teachers reject contract offer

    MALTA – Union faculty members at Kishwaukee College voted unanimously Friday to reject the “last, best offer” from the college administration and said ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Topinka

    CHICAGO – Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a longtime member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace the late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Judy Barr Topinka

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named his budget chief as a short-term replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Barack Obama declares 2014 'a breakthrough year for America'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday that 2014 has been "a breakthrough year for America," putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in 2014

    WASHINGTON – No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Stronger start for Obamacare this year

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year, even as Americans remain skeptical that ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • DeKalb: More parking needed at Ellwood House

    DeKALB – Supporters of the Ellwood House Association are worried the city of DeKalb is trying to turn more of their paradise into a parking lot.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Kishwaukee Community College teachers seek contract

    MALTA – As students at Kishwaukee Community College prepare to conquer their finals, their instructors are gearing up for a different battle.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep government running

    WASHINGTON – A battle between the Senate's old school veterans and new-breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and liberal Elizabeth Warren took s ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Revised proposal for building inspections gains more support

    DeKALB – Diane Hosey said she hopes the city’s new business inspection program will stop the kind of deterioration she endured for years.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • State election expert disagrees with board appointment plan

    DeKALB – At tonight’s meeting of the DeKalb Park Board, commissioners will discuss appointing someone to fill Per Faivre’s seat on the board for the n ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:12 am
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