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  • House Speaker Michael Madigan renews push for 'Millionaire's Tax'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:45 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 313,000

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • D-427 reductions to trim staff, not popular classes

    SYCAMORE – Tammy Waymire’s son is a fourth-grader at South Prairie Elementary School who has an individual education plan and has received extra help ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Rauner confident on budget deal Cullerton says isn't close

    SPRINGFIELD – New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Wednesday that he and Democratic legislative leaders have hit a roadblock in negotiations over w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Program puts drug test in hands of Chicago police

    SPRINGFIELD – A House panel on Wednesday backed a proposed pilot program that would allow Chicago police to use a field test to determine whether a re ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Feb. 26 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Representatives grill Kerry on nuclear talks

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Ir ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Garcia says 'working class' to power bid for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO – If Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he’ll need to quickly solidify a ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • 2 appear in court on charges they sought to join IS group

    NEW YORK – Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S., ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • CEO sells programs to predict crime

    SALT LAKE CITY – The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • DeKalb seeks nonprofit tenant for Grove St. space

    DeKALB – Diana Hulst is preparing an application to keep the Youth Service Bureau in the space at 330 Grove St. that it’s occupied for more than 45 ye ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • DeKalb family reunited with lost dog; county mostly sees abandoned animals

    DeKALB – She had only been missing overnight, but when Mabel was reunited with the Schmerbach family, it brought on tears.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Police: Man planned to sell heroin in Genoa

    DeKALB – A Rockford man who police say planned to sell 10 bags of heroin in Genoa is scheduled to appear in DeKalb County Court on drug conspiracy cha ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Speed, apathy mute protests for Wisconsin right-to-work bill

    MADISON, Wis. – For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chant ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • John Cullerton says budget agreement with Bruce Rauner not close

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has hit a roadblock in his effort to persuade lawmakers to give him more authority to patch a $1.6 billion hole in thi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
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