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  • Sycamore Library considers referendum to become own district

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Library board plans to ask voters next year if the library at 103 E. State St. should separate from the city and become its ow ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Boehner’s departure raises question: Can House GOP be led?

    WASHINGTON – The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the Hou ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Activists warn budget impasse may mean more landfill garbage

    SPRINGFIELD – Environmental groups have warned that the state budget standoff could lead to more trash headed to landfills across Illinois.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Officials: More work emails from Hillary Clinton's private account

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she provided what she said ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • GOP Lawmakers: Speaker John Boehner to resign end of October

    WASHINGTON – In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of Oct ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • State of the County address summarizes a busy year

    SYCAMORE – It’s been a tumultuous year in DeKalb County, and County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski Jr., aimed to recap it all at the first State of th ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Breaking Keystone silence, Hillary Clinton says she opposes pipeline

    WASHINGTON – Whether it was by coincidence or not, Hillary Rodham Clinton picked a fortuitous time to announce that she opposes the Keystone XL pipeli ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Ben Carson blames 'PC culture' for Muslim comment flap

    CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Tuesday blamed "P.C. culture" for the political fallout over his statement against ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdow ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Hillary Clinton adds details to plans on prescription drug costs

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Vowing to build upon President Barack Obama's signature health law, Hillary Rodham Clinton is unveiling a sweeping plan to hold dow ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • With Scott Walker out of the 2016 race, Obama loses a favorite foe

    WASHINGTON – With Scott Walker out of the White House race, President Barack Obama is losing a favorite political foe.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • DeKalb council considers water rate hike

    DeKALB – An increase in city water rates of 4.5 to 8.5 percent could be in store for 2016 and beyond to pay for repairs officials say the water system ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • AP sources: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to drop out of GOP presidential race

    MADISON, Wis. – Two people familiar with his decision say Scott Walker is dropping out of the Republican race for president.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • DeKalb officials decline immediate action on city streets smoke-ban

    DeKALB – City council members aren’t ready just yet to ban smoking on city streets on or near the Northern Illinois University campus.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Ben Carson: A Muslim shouldn't be elected president

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 4:04 pm
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