Government

  • Illinois House defeats 'conversion therapy' ban

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers voted down a bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay youth.
    April 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback ...
    April 11, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    WASHINGTON – An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax r ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Drug court sober house plan stalls on location issue

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board members say they were against having a sober house because it didn’t fit with the county’s 100-year plan.
    April 11, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • DeKalb Park District adjusts job responsibilities

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District Board on Thursday decided they are looking for more than a new executive director to add to their employee roster.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Hydrant flushing starts Monday in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Water Department will flush fire hydrants across the city from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Assessment office seeks address forms

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County’s Chief County Assessment Office is asking people who have moved in the past year to contact the office.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    WASHINGTON – Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year poli ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Amendment protecting Ill. voters to go on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Sen ...
    April 10, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign o ...
    April 10, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    WASHINGTON — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax r ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

    WASHINGTON — Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing P ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Bill helps districts fill teaching vacancies

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation helping southern Illinois school districts fill teaching vacancies with recently retired teachers is advancing in the state ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • DeKalb launches emergency alert system

    DeKALB – DeKalb emergency officials have a new way to notify residents in the case of severe weather, large fires or other emergency situations.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Top-paid Medicare doctors said they had reasons

    WASHINGTON – How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?Explanations for ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:14 pm
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