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  • Video gambling’s spread in Illinois raising cash, eyebrows

    CHAMPAIGN – Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined – fl ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Some immigrants get Social Security, Medicare benefits under Obama's actions

    WASHINGTON – Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    WASHINGTON – A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • DeKalb hoping IMET funds will be recovered

    DeKALB – Fearing the loss of millions in taxpayer dollars, DeKalb officials have moved most of the city’s money out of a state investment fund at the ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

    WASHINGTON – The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americ ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Obama pitches immigration steps in his hometown

    CHICAGO – Selling his executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that contributions to the U.S. by a broad patchwork of immi ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • DeKalb City Council vote to leave tax levy the same on 4th try

    DeKALB – It took four attempts, but DeKalb aldermen Monday decided to collect the same amount in property taxes as the city did last year.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:54 am
  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.Less than two years a ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Obama announces Chuck Hagel resignation from Pentagon

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it's an "appropriate time" for him to complete his service.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • DeKalb levy to get public hearing

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on the city's proposed tax levy at the DeKalb City Council meeting today.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • DeKalb aldermen to vote on update to liquor code

    DeKALB – DeKalb leaders today will update a section of the city’s liquor code they strategically left out when revising it three years ago.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move

    NEW YORK –Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants fro ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • DeKalb County to hire with increased funding

    By ERIC R. OLSON- eolson@shawmedia.com and ANDREA AZZO- aazzo@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – A boost in st ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Dems push Pietrowski as leader

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board will have a new chairman in December, and Democrats, who hold a majority of the seats, have decided who they would ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Oops! Obama administration erred on health law sign-ups

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a dis ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:46 pm
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