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  • Decision to decriminalize marijuana in Illinois in Gov. Bruce Rauner's hands

    SPRINGFIELD – Signing a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana would be, some legislators say, "low-hanging fruit" for Gov. Bruce Rauner, wh ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner prepares closures, spending cuts if no budget OK'd

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans Tuesday to close state facilities and curtail spending on childcare and senior services if there's no ...
    June 2, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • City council members approve resolution of intent for Fortune 100 company distribution center

    DeKALB – The city is a step closer to becoming the site for a distribution center for a Fortune 100 logistics company after DeKalb City Council member ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Q&A: Gov. Rauner begins ad blitz as budget standoff persists

    SPRINGFIELD – The state Capitol was quiet Monday, after the departure of lawmakers locked in a budget stalemate with Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the silenc ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • ‘Cupcake Law’ approved in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Amber Guarino was expecting a boon for her home kitchen around Easter time – a season known for its sweet treats – before the DeKalb County ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Supreme Court ruling boosts workplace religious protections

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workpla ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Lindsey Graham launches 2016 presidential bid

    CENTRAL, S.C. – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has started his presidential campaign.He launched ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • DeKalb County to provide summer meals during summer months

    DeKALB COUNTY – Volunteers throughout DeKalb County will work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Program to provide free meals to a ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers scurry through bills; but no budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers scurried through a long to-do list Saturday as the spring-session clock winds down, but there was little mention of t ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • U.S., Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline

    GENEVA – A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Disagreement over impact if U.S. surveillance laws do expire

    WASHINGTON – Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expi ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Sycamore considers 'Cupcake Law' ordinance

    SYCAMORE – The city is considering adopting a state law that allows people who operate a home kitchen to make and sell baked goods – a law commonly kn ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Sycamore Fire Department nets $35K in FEMA support

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department has received a $35,620 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase 16 new sets of protectiv ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • DeKalb considering an air-conditioned, year-round Egyptian Theatre

    Note to readers: This story has been revised to reflect a different estimate on air conditioning installation costs. 
    June 2, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Bill would change procurement rules for public universties, including NIU

    DeKALB – State Rep. Mark Batinick has filed a house bill that he said will allow Illinois public universities to save up to $100 million in annual cos ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:39 am
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