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  • Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she said are scamming people who are paying student loan ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • DeKalb Park Board tweaks accounting practices

    DeKALB – After reviewing the DeKalb Park District's accounting practices, park commissioners decided money for Hopkins Pool and the district's golf co ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Funeral held for ex-US Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois

    BELLEVILLE– Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon was laid to rest Monday after being eulogized by his son and former colleagues as a devoted public servant sav ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

    WASHINGTON – Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    WASHINGTON – Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monda ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • U.S. jails struggle as makeshift asylums

    CHICAGO – The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gov. Quinn repeats call for assault-weapons ban

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazi ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Obama seeks governors’ support on immigrant kids

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administrati ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • DeKalb’s tax increment financing districts approaching retirement

    DeKALB – In four years, Barb City Manor will have $100,000 less a year to spend on improvements to its aging facility, a fact administrator Maureen Ge ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Government meetings for week of July 14

    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 ...
    July 13, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Theodore Roosevelt’s love of the country’s untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • What the military did while Benghazi post burned

    WASHINGTON – One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn’t do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • New trees planned for DeKalb Nature Trail

    DeKALB – It’s time for new trees on the DeKalb Nature Trail, park board members have decided.“We’ve ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

    WASHINGTON – Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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