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  • Semantics hold up DeKalb County enterprise plan

    SYCAMORE – One part of the process of approving the county’s bid for an enterprise zone has been delayed, but government officials are confident they’ ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Bruce Rauner says Illinois state budget 'worse than discussed'

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers reconvene for the final week of their annual veto session, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Tuesday at the state Cap ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • In symbolic move, House plans to vote down Obama immigration

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House will vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehne ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • DeKalb County Board elects Mark Pietrowski chairman

    SYCAMORE – Tracy Jones said he thought the process of electing the next County Board chairman on Monday was the smoothest the meeting has ever run.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Chicago set to raise minimum wage to $13

    CHICAGO – Chicago is set to become the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel fast-tracks a politically popular plan to rea ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

    WASHINGTON – From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Video gambling’s spread in Illinois raising cash, eyebrows

    CHAMPAIGN – Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined – fl ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Some immigrants get Social Security, Medicare benefits under Obama's actions

    WASHINGTON – Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    WASHINGTON – A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • DeKalb hoping IMET funds will be recovered

    DeKALB – Fearing the loss of millions in taxpayer dollars, DeKalb officials have moved most of the city’s money out of a state investment fund at the ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

    WASHINGTON – The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americ ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Obama pitches immigration steps in his hometown

    CHICAGO – Selling his executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that contributions to the U.S. by a broad patchwork of immi ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • DeKalb City Council vote to leave tax levy the same on 4th try

    DeKALB – It took four attempts, but DeKalb aldermen Monday decided to collect the same amount in property taxes as the city did last year.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:54 am
  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.Less than two years a ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:14 pm
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