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  • DeKalb settles AFSCME outsourcing complaint

    DeKALB – An amendment to the city’s labor agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee Council 31 requires the city ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

    WASHINGTON – Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured A ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Some details about a Homeland Security shutdown

    WASHINGTON – Spending for the Homeland Security Department expires Friday at midnight if Congress doesn't act before then. With lawmakers at loggerhea ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Janet Yellen says Fed still 'patient' on raising rates

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve remains patient in deciding when to start raising interest rates ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 9:24 am
  • Rep. Aaron Schock billed private planes, concerts

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights a ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • VA’s ‘choice’ program for health care off to slow start

    WASHINGTON – Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoi ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

    WASHINGTON – Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Solution elusive to Illinois’ highway funding gap

    CHICAGO – For motorists, Illinois’ reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges means wasted hours st ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Bill would tighten rules for vaccine exemptions in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to tighten the rules for parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccination requirements because of re ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Unwelcome mat: White House tries to counter Benjamin Netanyahu visit

    WASHINGTON – In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Obama: No accident economy improving on his watch

    WASHINGTON – Taunting Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday said it's "not an accident" that the economy is improving on his watch and that Re ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers given wrong tax info

    WASHINGTON – About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and offic ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner's higher education cuts larger than expected, would affect all aspects of NIU

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University officials are considering reducing staff, restructuring academic programs and pursuing more grants after Gov. Br ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Immigrants feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 2:31 pm
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