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  • House GOP leader: No help for Puerto Rico before deadline

    WASHINGTON – Congress will not act to help debt-ridden Puerto Rico ahead of a May 1 deadline when nearly half-a-billion dollars in bond payments come ...
    April 26, 2016 - 2:11 pm
  • DeKalb City Council: Liquor ordinance review on tap

    DeKALB – At Monday’s DeKalb City Council meeting, aldermen are expected to consider updating the city’s liquor license ordinances to coincide with cha ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • NIU to receive more than $26 million from state

    DeKALB – State lawmakers broke a stubborn impasse Friday – albeit temporarily – to pass bipartisan legislation that will get money to cash-starved sta ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Illinois lawmakers work on a $600M lifeline for colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – A temporary funding fix for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities is in limbo because lawmakers delayed a vote on a ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they driv ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

    CHICAGO – Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • State school board forecasts full funding for 2016-17

    School districts throughout DeKalb County stand to collectively receive about $3.6 million more in general state aid starting next school year, if pro ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Kerry presses Afghan leaders on unity; no US troop changes

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday committed to pushing reforms after his picks for attorney general and interior minister ...
    April 9, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Students at 24 Illinois colleges object to state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Students at two dozen Illinois colleges have penned an open letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers about the 10-month stalemate on a ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Illinois State spending 20 percent below budgeted amount

    NORMAL – Illinois State University has fared better than most others across the state amid the ongoing budget crisis, according to school officials.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • DeKalb County, unions stuck on raises, bonuses, insurance costs

    DeKALB – The collective bargaining battle rages on, with DeKalb County and the union representing some of its workers haggling over raises, bonuses an ...
    April 7, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Government seeks to limit questions in Hillary Clinton email case

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for the State Department have asked a federal judge to limit the scope of testimony about Hillary Clinton's use of a private emai ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Sycamore flushing fire hydrants

    The city of Sycamore Water Department will flush fire hydrants through April 21.All flushing will be ...
    April 5, 2016 - 8:03 pm
  • Taxco Restaurant to add sidewalk café in pilot program

    SYCAMORE – Businesses along State Street in downtown Sycamore could begin sprouting outdoor cafés starting May 1.
    April 5, 2016 - 8:01 pm
  • Donald Trump proposes funding wall by cutting off remittances

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump would force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:25 am
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