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  • Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Obama claims progress on Wall Street rules

    WASHINGTON – A year after prodding financial regulators to act more swiftly to rein in Wall Street, President Barack Obama on Monday claimed progress ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in five states

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate exp ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

    AURORA – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and lawmakers toured a sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic facility Friday, saying they were s ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Clinton plans midterm campaign push for Democrats

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is lending her name and support to a half-dozen key midterm races for the Senate and several for governor as she c ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • FACT CHECK: Obama on jobs, health care

    WASHINGTON – A few of President Barack Obama's claims in his speech at Northwestern University on Thursday and how they compare with the facts:
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • No applicants vying for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in DeKalb

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials released figures Thursday detailing how medical marijuana business applications are distributed around the state, the fir ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Obama steps away from global crises to talk jobs

    CHICAGO – While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, President Barack Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his famil ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Mental health board seeks candidates for open seat

    The DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board is seeking candidates for an open seat on the board, which plans, funds and monitors mental health, de ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • U.S. sharply criticizes new Israeli construction

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance I ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • DeKalb extends tax abatement program

    DeKALB – Big companies will continue to receive a tax break for locating in DeKalb after all the city’s taxing bodies agreed to extend a tax abatement ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Illinois measure would give victims more rights

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitut ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS – The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas – a sign of the ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • looks to Obamas, Hillary Clinton for support

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Rep ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • DeKalb researching temporary clerk term length

    DeKALB – With former DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom's formal resignation in hand, DeKalb Mayor John Rey expects to announce he is accepting applicatio ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:01 pm
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