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  • 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
  • Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

    WASHINGTON – Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promi ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • DeKalb’s commercial and industrial building inspection plan revised

    DeKALB – Three months after a sweeping proposal sparked consternation in the business community, the city of DeKalb is moving forward with a new, narr ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • DeKalb's flat levy to require budget juggling

    DeKALB – Before budget discussions start, the DeKalb City Council is already putting more pressure on its general fund.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Obama tries to reassure immigrants to register

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • CIA Torture report: 10 key findings from report on interrogations

    WASHINGTON – Ten major findings from the newly released summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's detention and inter ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:08 pm
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