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  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

    SPRINGFIELD – The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • DeKalb library construction to continue despite budget stall

    DeKALB – Construction will continue on the DeKalb Public Library despite the state budget impasse dragging on in Springfield.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

    QUINCY – Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs le ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • DeKalb County Board approves jail expansion

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board has approved a $35 million borrowing plan to finance expansion and renovations at the county jail.
    July 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Democrats push 1-month budget; Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP likely to oppose

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats pushed Wednesday for a one-month spending plan they said would allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Illinois budget impasse has DeKalb County agencies, NIU officials on edge

    DeKALB – Alan Phillips will be in Springfield today to testify before Illinois lawmakers about the effect the loss of the state funding will have on N ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Supreme Court to consider limiting union power to collect fees

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • City approves $300K to buy home to expand parking for DeKalb Police Department

    DeKALB – The city plans to purchase and demolish a house at 622 W. Lincoln Highway and use the space for parking and for a potential police department ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Illinois could allow dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses

    GURNEE – Illinois could soon become one of the few states with a law governing the use of specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort child victim ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON – Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Genoa council to talk changes to vicious dog ordinance

    GENOA – The Genoa City Council will discuss proposed revisions to strengthen the city's vicious dog ordinance at a Committee of the Whole meeting at 7 ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
    June 26, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Riley Oncken resigns from DeKalb County Board

    DeKALB – District 3 Republican Riley Oncken has announced his resignation effective July 2, the day after a special DeKalb County Board meeting.
    June 25, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • Kishwaukee College seeks firm to help in presidential search

    MALTA – The Kishwaukee College Executive Committee has appointed two board members as co-chairs of the search committee to replace President Tom Choic ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a disp ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
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