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  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON – An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warm ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO – Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of d ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, President Barack O ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    WASHINGTON – Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • DeKalb Park District plans playground shuffle

    DeKALB – DeKalb Park District staff will move playground equipment from one park to another while they figure out what some residents want.
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • GOP newcomers say lack of experience asset in 2014

    CHICAGO – A suburban accountant and a retired downstate Marine say their lack of political experience is actually a big asset in the race to unseat tw ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    CHICAGO – Smoking will be banned indoors and out on all Illinois public college and university campuses starting next summer under legislation signed ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Government meetings for the week of Aug. 18

    Today DeKalb Citizen’s Community Enhancement Commission: 4 p.m. at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 20 ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • City of DeKalb's study to look at aging water pipes

    DeKALB – DeKalb’s water mains chart the growth of the city, spreading out like roots as the population grew.
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • DeKalb library fundraising on roll

    DeKALB – DeKalb Public Library leaders are almost halfway to their $3 million private fundraising goal to repay loans taken for the ongoing building e ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

    CHICAGO – Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with compan ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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