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  • Sycamore facility for pets of seniors who can’t keep them advances

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Committee on Wednesday recommended an amendment to DeKalb County Animal Welfare League’s special use ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Sen. Ted Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

    WASHINGTON – GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed t ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • In rare deal, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

    WASHINGTON – An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Sycamore officials express concerns about plans for new digital billboard

    SYCAMORE – A new company is looking to bring a bright form of advertising to the city.Jay Sauber and ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    WASHINGTON – The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

    LOS ANGELES – The police shooting in Georgia earlier this month of a naked, unarmed man with bipolar disorder spotlights the growing number of violent ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Afghan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

    KABUL, Afghanistan – As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Transit officials: Rauner budget cuts could mean fare hikes

    CHICAGO – Regional Transportation Authority officials are warning that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reduce state funding for public transit could l ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks worried about being ready for the upcoming special election for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s seat are asking Illinois lawmaker ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • DeKalb Park District projects on hold

    DeKALB – DeKalb Park District leaders have a few projects on the horizon for their new budget year, but rebuilding or replacing Hopkins Pool is not on ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • DeKalb City Council, School District 428 board candidates discuss financial issues at forum

    DeKALB – With less than three weeks until the April 7 election, candidates for the DeKalb School District 428 board and DeKalb City Council made appea ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • State to divert 'fair share' fees from unions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, dogged in attempts to eliminate fees paid to unions by workers who choose not to join, has instructed state ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans

    WASHINGTON – Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:19 pm
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