Government

  • In Michigan, Obama calls for minimum wage hike

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing for an increase in the minimum wage, saying no one who works full time should be in poverty.
    April 2, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

    WASHINGTON – Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on trans ...
    April 2, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • High court voids overall contribution limits

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may mak ...
    April 2, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Former CIA official disputes claims on Benghazi

    WASHINGTON – The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi a ...
    April 2, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Genoa maintains electrical aggregation membership

    GENOA – For the second year in a row, Genoa residents and small business owners could see lower electric rates because of the city’s participation in ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in feder ...
    April 2, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Congress to pass aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was near passage Tuesday of a bill to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and take punitive measures ...
    April 1, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

    WASHINGTON – Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Bill would let drivers 'sign and go' for speeding

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand after getting speeding ticke ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Illinois makes last push for health insurance sign-up

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials are making a final push to enroll residents in the state's Health Insurance Marketplace.
    March 31, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Government Meetings for the week of March 31

    Monday DeKalb Park District Board: 6 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road. DeKa ...
    March 30, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • DeKalb parks’ search for executive director gains momentum

    DeKALB – A new executive director for the DeKalb Park District could be selected in May and in place by July, ending more than a year of operating wit ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Sycamore Park District buys land for new facilities

    Sycamore Park District officials announced their purchase of 25 acres of land across from the sports complex on Airport Road at a press conference Sat ...
    April 7, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

    WASHINGTON – As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn honors life of Cesar Chavez

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
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