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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner notifies unions of plans to lay off 171 workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to lay off at least 171 state employees because of Illinois' budget crisis.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • No. 2 Senate Republican proposing gun background check bill

    WASHINGTON – Backed by the National Rifle Association, the Senate's No. 2 Republican leader is introducing legislation that would reward states for se ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • DeKalb County, Potawatomi Nation tribe moving forward with casino plans

    Note to readers: This story has been modified to clarify that the Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation's plan would be for a facility that offers 24-hour, ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

    WASHINGTON – About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their t ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting stat ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • DeKalb changes deal with building inspection contractor

    DeKALB – The company that conducts building inspections for the city will be paid on an hourly-fee schedule instead of a percentage-based scale from h ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • E-cigarette-only businesses to be discussed in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council on Monday will discuss amending local law to better regulate future businesses whose owners want to sell only ele ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new oppo ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Officials find ‘nauseating’ smell, deteriorated conditions in downtown DeKalb building

    DeKALB – The smell is nauseating inside the vacant building at 112-118 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, and the structure has deteriorated beyon ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Hillary Clinton email disclosure slowed by security concerns

    WASHINGTON – The State Department released fewer than expected numbers of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Friday, saying its process was slowed becaus ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

    WASHINGTON – More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant mo ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country's wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.
    July 31, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Spare parts arrive in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Brian Gregory and Giovanni Serra drove about 145 miles round-trip to Joliet on Thursday, but it will pay off it spades.
    July 31, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Jeb Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

    ORLANDO, Florida – Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and Africa ...
    July 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm
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