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  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Gov. Bruce Rauner 'attacks'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an “epic struggle” with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stan ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP rally at state fair; Dems prepare to undo vetoes

    SPRINGFIELD – A re-energized Illinois Republican Party celebrated its newfound influence Wednesday, with party leaders telling a cheering crowd at the ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Sycamore in favor of extending intergovernmental boundary agreement with DeKalb

    SYCAMORE – City officials said they want to extend a boundary agreement with the city of DeKalb that is meant to reduce competition among the two citi ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'

    SPRINGFIELD – Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers plan to replace Obamacare

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • First openly transgender official hired at White House

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. – The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member.The White Hou ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • DeKalb County gets enterprise zone designation as state freezes program

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s application for an enterprise zone designation has been approved – but officials can’t quite relish their success without a s ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

    WASHINGTON – A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • DeKalb Co. enterprise zone plan approved, not enacted

    DeKALB — DeKalb County can’t quite relish securing its first state enterprise zone designation because the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economi ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Government meetings for Aug. 17 to 21

    DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board: 6:30 p.m. at the Community Outreach building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Dekalb County Board to consider Potawatomi bingo resolution

    DeKALB – A decade ago, DeKalb County Board member John Gudmunson didn’t support the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation bringing gambling to the Shabbona a ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • University Village plan to get first reading at DeKalb City Council meeting

    DeKALB – The University Village Tenants Association wants the city of DeKalb to approve a Seattle company’s plan to rehab the apartment complex, and w ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner opens Illinois State Fair despite not having budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday's Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: "Let's ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think the city of DeKalb should use TIF money for Stage Coach Theatre repairs?