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  • Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

    WASHINGTON – Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce the high r ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Illinois bills seek to ban red light cameras drivers hate

    SPRINGFIELD – The fight over red-light cameras has landed in the Illinois Legislature, where lawmakers who say the recording devices are "dishonest" a ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • DeKalb approves rush deal to redesign city website

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb will pay a Kansas-based web developer more than $50,000 to redesign the city website.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with P ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • On immigration, Boehner challenges Senate Democrats to 'get off their ass'

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats Wednesday to "get off their ass" and pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Dep ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner eliminates 'fair share' union dues for state workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share" dues paid by work ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Obama faces tough sell to get new war powers to fight ISIS

    WASHINGTON – In seeking new war powers, the White House must reconcile demands from Democrats who don't want another ground war with Republicans who w ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Sycamore sewer bills to grow with expansion of plant

    SYCAMORE – Homeowners will see their bills for city sewer service increase about 56 percent over a three-year period beginning in May as the city seek ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to get full accounting of police department's cost

    DeKALB – DeKalb City Council members today will get a full accounting of the cost of the new DeKalb Police Department – more than a year after it open ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • AP-GfK Poll: Most now approve of Obama's job on unemployment

    WASHINGTON – Americans' views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direct ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Rand Paul on vaccines, thin line between medicine and politics

    DES MOINES, Iowa – As a medical doctor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a rare set of credentials at the intersection of science and politics. But the gla ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Anthem breach: A gap in federal health privacy law?

    WASHINGTON – Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • Obama: U.S. must resist urge to 'overreach' abroad

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, outlining a new national security blueprint for his last two years in office, warned against American "overreach" ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Vaccine skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative GOP

    DENVER – As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Repu ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • Rep. Aaron Schock's aide resigns after reports of racial comments

    WASHINGTON – A top aide to Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Thursday following published reports that he posted racially charged comments on social ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 3:48 pm
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