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  • Senate GOP setting up 'Obamacare' vote on highway bill

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leaders will use a must-pass highway bill to start another fight over the president's health care law.
    July 24, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • Watchdog: IRS at risk for unfairly auditing political groups

    WASHINGTON – Lax oversight at the IRS increases the risk that political and religious groups could be unfairly targeted for audits, government investi ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Donald Trump to visit border, a flashpoint in GOP race

    NEWARK, N.J. – Donald Trump, provocateur of the Republican presidential race, now plans to go the Mexican border, a flashpoint in the primary contest ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

    PITTSBURGH – Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same peo ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner criticizes lawmaker pay hike during budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has stepped up the pressure on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the lack of a budget deal.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Disavowed by GOP leaders, Donald Trump has supporters cheering

    CONCORD, N.H. – The Republican establishment may hope this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's circus-like run for the presidency.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Sycamore, DeKalb intergovernmental agreement could extend another 20 years

    SYCAMORE – Officials have expressed interest in extending the city’s Intergovernmental Boundary Line Agreement with the city of DeKalb.
    July 20, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Hillary Clinton to propose increasing capital gains taxes

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton plans later this week to propose raising capital gains taxes for some investors, part of a larger campaign effort ...
    July 20, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • New rules clarify, clean up Illinois concealed-carry law for handguns

    Some changes to Illinois’ fledgling concealed-carry law that clarify some of its ambiguities took effect with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature.
    July 20, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Illinois Medicaid expansion sign-ups double predictions

    CHICAGO – Illinois is among a dozen states where the number of new enrollees surpassed projections for the expansion of Medicaid under President Barac ...
    July 20, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Kirk explains critical comments about Iran deal

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk says he allowed his anger to get the best of him as he criticized the multinational agreement designed to keep Iran ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Legal fight over state worker pay sees 2 key rulings Friday

    SPRINGFIELD – The legal ping pong over paying Illinois government workers without a budget took new bounces Friday, with appellate justices reversing ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Some state services for Illinois elderly, disabled in limbo

    SPRINGFIELD – Mary Schnell rises around 6 a.m. each day to help dress, feed and give medicine to her husband of nearly 65 years, who has dementia that ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Candidates sought for Dist. 3 County Board seat

    The DeKalb County Republican Central Committee is seeking candidates to fill the District 3 seat left vacant by Riley Oncken for the remainder of his ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • DeKalb police, fire and public works department employees promoted

    DeKALB – Six people were promoted this week within the city’s police, fire and public works departments. 
    July 15, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you want to happen to the vacant building at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb?
    Rehab it
    Knock it down and build new
    Whatever brings new business there quickest