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  • Mayor Rey appoints Pupino as new DeKalb city clerk

    DeKALB – After Stephanie Simons filed to run as a write-in candidate, it looked as though DeKalb voters would elect a new city clerk on April 7.
    May 9, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Obama at Nike promotes trade deal, says 'Just do it'

    BEAVERTON, Ore. – When President Barack Obama promotes trade, he likes to say that 95 percent of the world's markets are outside the nation's borders ...
    May 8, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court overturns state's landmark 2013 pension law

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday struck down a 2013 law that sought to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, a ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Kishwaukee College braces for enrollment drop

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College finance officials are anticipating a six percent enrollment decrease by cutting $250,000 from the school's projected $23.4 ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Sen. Marco Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight

    DENVER – In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out — and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban- ...
    May 7, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Sycamore mayor reverses course on sober house location

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy reversed course Wednesday and urged the City Council to support DeKalb County’s plan to turn the residence at 491 ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Hillary Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email p ...
    May 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race

    WASHINGTON – Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid i ...
    May 4, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes info

    WASHINGTON – The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, ...
    May 4, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • DeKalb City Council faces tough questions on University Village rezoning

    DeKALB – A Seattle company’s plan to buy and renovate University Village will force the DeKalb City Council to balance the immediate needs for health ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Sycamore City Council to discuss sober-living house again

    SYCAMORE – The city of Sycamore and DeKalb County have reignited talks regarding the county’s proposal to use a home in the city as a sober living fac ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting ‘Obamacare’

    WASHINGTON – The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama’s health care law while gi ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Rauner administration to restore $26 million in grant cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's office said Thursday that an unexpected windfall of revenue from income tax receipts will allow the state to restore ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:47 pm
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