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  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a disp ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Fireworks set for July 4 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is set to host its annual fireworks show in Hopkins Park on July 4 after the park board approved a contract with fir ...
    June 24, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • DeKalb County Board member Joseph Bassett resigns

    DeKALB – District 4 Democrat Joseph Bassett has resigned from the DeKalb County Board, saying he needs to focus on his newborn daughter and his growin ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Obama on Marc Maron podcast: U.S. not cured of racism

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case.
    June 22, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Public hearing continues Monday over DeKalb city budget

    DeKALB – City Council members will host another public hearing today on the proposed DeKalb city budget for fiscal 2016 that could go to a vote, which ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Government meetings

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • DeKalb City Council to discuss proposed FOIA policy

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council will consider approving a proposed policy for handling Freedom of Information Act requests at its Committee of the Wh ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • House easily votes to repeal Obamacare tax on medical equipment

    WASHINGTON – The House shrugged off a White House veto threat and voted Thursday to repeal a tax that President Barack Obama's health care law imposed ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Obama says South Carolina church shooting shows need for reckoning on guns

    WASHINGTON – Giving voice to intense heartache, anger and sadness, President Barack Obama said Thursday the South Carolina church shooting that left n ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Key miscalculation forces Obama to weigh new path on trade

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his Republican allies on trade are thinking of restarting their legislative push in the Senate. It's testament ...
    June 17, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Sycamore City Council to vote on contract with firefighters union

    SYCAMORE – The City Council will consider approving a four-year agreement with Sycamore’s 26-member firefighter union at a meeting Monday.
    June 14, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • VA moving to extend benefits to some Air Force reservists

    WASHINGTON – Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Ag ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges

    WASHINGTON – The trade defeat in Congress was an ominous sign in a month of challenges that could help determine President Barack Obama's standing for ...
    June 13, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Ex-Illinois health official gets 2 years in theft scheme

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Illinois health official was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for her role in a scheme to steal millions in gr ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Illinois law would change process for juvenile offenders

    CHICAGO – A measure approved by the Illinois Legislature and awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision would end automatic transfers to adult court for 15 ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:53 pm
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