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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    NASHUA, N.H. – Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Rep ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Pope expresses sadness for Cardinal Francis George's death

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.
    April 18, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    NASHUA, N.H. – The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, polit ...
    April 18, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • Deep roots help keep families connected to Fairdale

    FAIRDALE – Dewey Barnes used to step outside his West Street home in the morning and be greeted by the sights and sounds of his close-knit Fairdale co ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • University Village zoning decision looms

    DeKALB – A renovation proposal for University Village leaves DeKalb officials with a choice: Do they want the densely populated complex to get upgrade ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Civil War encampment teaches history with re-enactment

    SANDWICH – For the past two weeks, Shreay Patel, 9, and his third-grade class at Prairie View Elementary School in Sandwich, have been learning about ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Bond reduced for DeKalb woman charged with aggravated robbery

    SYCAMORE– A judge agreed Friday to reduce bond for a DeKalb woman who was arrested on charges on aggravated robbery.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • NIU to host events for Money Smart Week

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s Center for Economic Education will host free programs this week.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Kirkland Lions Club spaghetti supper postponed

    KIRKLAND – The Kirkland Lions Club spaghetti supper scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of ongoing tornado relief efforts.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • 84 Lumber Co. facility in Genoa to be used to store donations after Fairdale tornado

    GENOA – 84 Lumber Co. has donated use of a vacant building and property at Route 23 and Derby Line Road in Genoa to help with ongoing tornado relief e ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend $26 million in social service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Lecture on food identity offered at NIU

    DeKALB – Rebecca Tuvel will deliver an Earth Day lecture titled “Food, Identity, and Politics: Lessons in Eating Green” at 5 p.m. Sunday. The lecture ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Gov. Rauner visits Fairdale, meets with residents, volunteers

    FAIRDALE – Chris Thick and Jackie Jordan were in their van on their way to the Kirkland Fire Department on April 9 when the tornado struck Fairdale.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:35 pm
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