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  • Now-fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara boasts of 'absolute independence'

    NEW YORK – A Manhattan federal prosecutor who said "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption ann ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has ruled for police, and suspects, in crime cases

    WASHINGTON – Judge Neil Gorsuch wasn't convinced that a teenager who made burping sounds in a classroom should be arrested, handcuffed and taken to ju ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • New law aimed at reducing Illinois prison population

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has been joined by Democratic lawmakers to sign a measure his office said is “the most comprehensive criminal justice refo ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Labor experts unsure of future if Illinois state government workers strike

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s unclear whether people who might replace state employees in the event of a strike by Illinois’ largest public-employee union could ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Trump transition knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told President Donald Trump's transition team that Flynn might need to register with the Justi ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:48 pm
  • Sycamore OKs water treatment fee for radium

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore residents will see a radium treatment fee of $5 or more on their water bills starting in May.
    March 10, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Hawaii files lawsuit over Trump's revised travel ban

    HONOLULU – Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Mus ...
    March 9, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Sycamore City Council considers expanding facade grants

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore’s facade grant program could expand to include properties leading into downtown under a proposal city officials are considering fo ...
    March 9, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • House GOP health bill adds up to big tax cut for the rich

    WASHINGTON – The House Republicans' health care bill adds up to big tax cuts for the rich.The bill w ...
    March 7, 2017 - 1:54 pm
  • GOP tries to sell new health care bill, absent key specifics

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders embarked on an ambitious plan Tuesday to try to sell their new health care proposal to rank-and-file lawmakers and the ...
    March 7, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • President Trump signs new travel ban targeting those seeking new visas

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still b ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • DeKalb Park District outlines procedure to fill board opening

    DeKALB – After DeKalb Park District board Commissioner Bryant Irving stepped down from his position in January because of health concerns, the distric ...
    March 4, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct state business

    WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana's governor, according to public records obta ...
    March 3, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DeKalb City Council approves 7 for Airport Advisory Board

    DeKALB – The City Council approved seven individuals for the newly revised Airport Advisory Board during Monday’s meeting.
    March 2, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit he hasn't earned

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military cost-savings that actually took root under his pr ...
    March 1, 2017 - 7:58 am
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