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  • Hillary Clinton adds details to plans on prescription drug costs

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Vowing to build upon President Barack Obama's signature health law, Hillary Rodham Clinton is unveiling a sweeping plan to hold dow ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • With Scott Walker out of the 2016 race, Obama loses a favorite foe

    WASHINGTON – With Scott Walker out of the White House race, President Barack Obama is losing a favorite political foe.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • DeKalb council considers water rate hike

    DeKALB – An increase in city water rates of 4.5 to 8.5 percent could be in store for 2016 and beyond to pay for repairs officials say the water system ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • AP sources: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to drop out of GOP presidential race

    MADISON, Wis. – Two people familiar with his decision say Scott Walker is dropping out of the Republican race for president.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • DeKalb officials decline immediate action on city streets smoke-ban

    DeKALB – City council members aren’t ready just yet to ban smoking on city streets on or near the Northern Illinois University campus.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Ben Carson: A Muslim shouldn't be elected president

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • House OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to avert a government shutdown, Republican leaders drove a bill blocking Planned Parenthood’s federal funds through the House on ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • NIU trustees approve interim budget

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University trustees Thursday approved a $389 million interim budget, and the school anticipates a large loss of state fundi ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged, citing low inflation

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inf ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Carly Fiorina looking to capitalize on another strong debate

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina finds herself in a position to build on a strong debate performance for the second time i ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Ahead of GOP debate, Joe Biden knocks climate change doubters

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Taking aim at his potential political opponents, Vice President Joe Biden railed Wednesday against Republicans who "deny climate cha ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Advocacy group details impact of Illinois budget impasse

    CHICAGO – A leading child advocacy group warned Tuesday that even if legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner end the state budget impasse soon, the damage a ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Donald Trump: U.S. 'a dumping ground for the rest of the world'

    DALLAS – Renewing his charge against illegal immigration, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday called the United States "a dumping ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • Seeking 2016 spark, Scott Walker proposes vast union restrictions

    MADISON, Wis. – Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called Monday for sweeping restrictions on organized labor in the U.S., seeking to repl ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Government meetings for Sept. 14

    TodaySandwich City Council: 7 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 128 E. Railroad St.Cortland Township: 6:30 p. ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 11:03 pm
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