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  • Illinois bill pushes for legal aid for juveniles in murder cases

    SPRINGFIELD – A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 in murder or sex offense investigations under a measure ...
    May 24, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Environmental, Fire and Police commissions expected to get appointments at City Council meeting today

    DeKALB – The police chief is expected to unveil his long-term crime-fighting plan to the mayor and aldermen today at the DeKalb City Council’s Committ ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • U.S. could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a fina ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Some senators oppose Justice Department plan on computer warrants

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Nursing home workers picket, seek pay raise from DeKalb County

    DeKALB – Dozens of DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center union workers hoisted picket signs Thursday along the road outside the facility to protest cou ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. B ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Amid budget deficit, Illinois considers taxing pop, sugary drinks

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers scrambling to find money to fix Illinois' multibillion dollar deficit are looking to sugary drinks as one potential source of ...
    May 18, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois’ epic budget ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Sycamore City Council approves reduced speed on Prairie Drive

    SYCAMORE – The speed limit on Prairie Drive through the Sycamore Prairie Industrial Park will soon be reduced by 5 mph, after a City Council vote.
    May 17, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • PHOTOS: Illinois Legislature works to end Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois' epic budget ...
    May 17, 2016 - 6:42 pm
  • Friday deadline for DeKalb County Business Incubator

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County Business Incubator is accepting applications and plans to open by July 1.
    May 16, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Military acted properly on Benghazi, lawyer says

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • 8-justice Supreme Court dodges decision on birth control

    WASHINGTON – A short-handed Supreme Court dodged but kept alive a legal challenge Monday from faith-based groups over the Obama administration's rules ...
    May 16, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner running out of time to get budget reforms he wants

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's vision of a grand two-year budget compromise with Illinois lawmakers is diminishing as the clock ticks down on this ...
    May 15, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • On more than one issue, Donald Trump sounds like a Democrat

    NEW YORK – As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: On several key issues, he sou ...
    May 15, 2016 - 7:44 am
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