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  • For Bernie Sanders, Iowa is chance to turn revolution into reality

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Bernie Sanders was halfway through his opening statement — a stern, 45-minute lecture on domestic policy leavened with a dash of po ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Almost half of DeKalb County employees working without contract

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County employees represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union are working without a contract ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Sycamore City Council reviews architects' plan for jail expansion project

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore City Council members reviewed a tentative but detailed timeline for DeKalb County’s $35 million jail expansion project, which is e ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Donald Trump receives key endorsement from Sarah Palin

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received a key endorsement from conservative heavyweight Sarah Palin, Tuesday.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Here's how the Iowa presidential caucuses work

    DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 40 years ago, a scheduling quirk vaulted Iowa to the front of the presidential nominating process, and ever since most Wh ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Ted Cruz backers: Should he temper conservatism with moderation?

    WHITEFIELD, New Hampshire – Ted Cruz says he is the first true conservative running for president since Ronald Reagan — and that will carry him to the ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Deficit and debt worsen as budget deficit to rise to $544 billion this year

    WASHINGTON – A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year's budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimate ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Government trying to make it easier to save for retirement

    WASHINGTON – Saving for retirement might seem like a luxury to Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the government is trying to make it a bit ea ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Ted Cruz says Donald Trump becoming 'rattled' by his gains

    WASHINGTON, New Hampshire – Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism and said the billionai ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Democratic debaters and the facts

    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders airbrushed the complexities of trying to overhaul health care all over again and Hillary Clinton offered a selective readi ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • In tight race, Democrats debate passion versus practicality

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – With just two weeks to go before the first votes of the 2016 race for president, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engag ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • Officials to answer jail expansion questions

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County officials will attend Tuesday’s city council meeting to give an update on plans to expand the jail and answer questions from ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

    HOLLIS, N.H. – After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contes ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • U.S., EU lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuke deal

    VIENNA – The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, crowning years ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is
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