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  • DeKalb City Council approves video gaming restrictions

    DeKALB – In an effort to provide greater clarity for restrictions to enterprises using video gaming terminals, the DeKalb City Council approved an ord ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • 3 DeKalb County medical marijuana dispensaries ready to move forward; state approval keeping them sidelined

    Jim Champion of Somonauk, who has had multiple sclerosis for 29 years, has not taken an opiate since 2014 thanks to medical marijuana, which he said i ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:46 pm
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities must end

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is continuing its tough talk against "sanctuary cities," which shelter people living in the country illegally by ...
    March 27, 2017 - 1:52 pm
  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 26, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

    BAGHDAD – An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched ...
    March 26, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico ...
    March 26, 2017 - 8:34 am
  • President Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare.
    March 26, 2017 - 8:34 am
  • GOP failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's ...
    March 25, 2017 - 8:40 am
  • Rep. Hultgren accepting summer intern applications

    U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, announced he is accepting applications for summer 2017 internships in his Washington, D.C., office, Campton Hills o ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:57 pm
  • House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a ...
    March 24, 2017 - 2:45 pm
  • GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote

    WASHINGTON – Republicans' long-promised effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was in serious trouble Friday ahead of a do-or-die vote demanded by P ...
    March 24, 2017 - 2:46 pm
  • Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline, calling it 'great day' for jobs

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clear ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

    WASHINGTON – GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback fo ...
    March 23, 2017 - 3:04 pm
  • DeKalb County Jail expansion project remains on track for 2018 completion

    SYCAMORE – Progress is coming along in line with the target date and budget for the expansion of the DeKalb County Jail, where new jail cells, isolati ...
    March 23, 2017 - 7:52 am
  • AP Exclusive: Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of R ...
    March 22, 2017 - 8:24 am
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