Government

  • Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending th ...
    April 8, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • School funding overhaul advances in Ill. Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • DeKalb Park District group mulls pool renovation

    DeKALB – Hopkins Pool could be renovated rather than replaced based on the financial limitations of the DeKalb Park District.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Communities eye impact fees to spur residential growth

    Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis is hopeful that reducing impact fees will jump-start residential growth in her community.
    April 8, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Chicago pension bill property tax language removed

    SPRINGFIELD – After an outcry from Illinois' Democratic governor and a host of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle waging re-election battles, langua ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Cortland Township hosts annual meeting today

    Cortland Township will hold its annual town meeting at 6:30 p.m. today.The meeting will be at the Co ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Hagel tours China's new aircraft carrier

    BEIJING – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • New tow fee funds police extras

    DeKALB – Since early 2013, the DeKalb Police Department has used around $300,000 of the $350,000 collected in administrative tow fees to buy a wide ra ...
    April 7, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • DeKalb Park Board appoints new commissioner

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners has once again dipped into its pool of recent election candidates to fill a vacant board spot ...
    April 7, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • GOP Immigration backers see service path to status

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stymied on comprehensive immigration overhaul, House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country ...
    April 4, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Lawmakers fear blame for Chicago pension tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers are hesitating to support a massive Chicago city-pension overhaul because they fear they'll be blamed ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • House GOP moves against health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have voted for the 52nd time to change the president's health care law. The 248-179 vote comes just days after the ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Illinois GOP seeks to close appointment loophole

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Senate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two app ...
    April 3, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Obama selfie: White House objects to Samsung use

    WASHINGTON – The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsu ...
    April 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Second state agency seeking action against Cortland mobile home park owner for sewage dumping

    CORTLAND – Two state regulatory agencies are seeking legal action against the company that owns the Cortland MHC mobile home park because of raw sewag ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:43 am
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