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  • DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission votes against cell tower plan

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended the City Council deny a Wheaton company’s proposal to build a 140-foot cellular com ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    WASHINGTON – Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty porti ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Latest DeKalb County Jail proposal calls for expanding facility without new taxes

    SYCAMORE – The latest iteration of an expansion plan for the DeKalb County Jail could begin in 2016 without any tax increases, County Administrator Ga ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois restores $97 million of school funding cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Super PAC formed to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2016 campaign

    MADISON, Wis. – Scott Walker's expected campaign for the White House got a boost Thursday as his former campaign managers formed a political group abl ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Obama makes new push on middle-class tax proposals

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Barack Obama promoted his tax proposals Wednesday while criticizing congressional Republicans who are pushing to repeal th ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • GOP investigators asked Hillary Clinton about private email in 2012

    NORWALK, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account w ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Late-night DeKalb City Council vote approves cutting comp time

    DeKALB – A group of salaried city employees will lose a costly pay perk after a late-night vote by the DeKalb City Council that prompted one alderman ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

    WASHINGTON – The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack O ...
    April 14, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • 4 from former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's staff subpoenaed in U.S. probe

    WASHINGTON – Congress said Tuesday it has been told at least four staffers who worked for former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock have been subpoenaed to te ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Chris Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for fu ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Obama offers Iraq $200M in humanitarian aid

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is offering Iraq $200 million in humanitarian aid to help those displaced by Islamic State militants.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

    WASHINGTON – The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • U.S. budget deficit expanded slightly in fiscal first half

    WASHINGTON – The deficit through the first half of the budget year ran slightly above last year's pace, with the March imbalance up $16 billion over a ...
    April 13, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Dinner with Ted and Heidi Cruz? That will cost $500K

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is asking top allies to collect at least $500,000 each from their circle of friends and colleagues ...
    April 13, 2015 - 12:25 pm
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