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  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    WASHINGTON – Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty porti ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Latest DeKalb County Jail proposal calls for expanding facility without new taxes

    SYCAMORE – The latest iteration of an expansion plan for the DeKalb County Jail could begin in 2016 without any tax increases, County Administrator Ga ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois restores $97 million of school funding cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • 'We survived': Week after tornado, Fairdale community relief efforts continue

    FAIRDALE – Downed traffic signs, pieces of insulation, mattresses and other household items remain strewn across the streets of Fairdale, a small comm ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • House approves pumpkin as Illinois' official state pie

    SPRINGFIELD – Pumpkin pie could be the new official state pie of Illinois.The Illinois House approve ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Video: Fairdale, one week after the tornado

    A week after a tornado hit Fairdale, Daily Chronicle reporter Daria Sokolova captured this video from the recovery efforts.
    April 16, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Video: Advice for Fairdale residents from a Washington resident

    Miles Walsh, a volunteer from Washington, Ill. shares his story of loss and advice for Fairdale residents after going through the same thing 18 months ...
    April 16, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • New Kansas welfare rules say poor can't spend on concerts, tattoos, lingerie

    TOPEKA, Kan. – A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic ...
    April 16, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen – Al-Qaida seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Suspect in Woodstock, Crystal Lake bank robberies in custody

    WOODSTOCK – A suspect is in custody in connection to the robberies at two McHenry County Fifth Third Bank branches, police said.
    April 16, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Super PAC formed to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2016 campaign

    MADISON, Wis. – Scott Walker's expected campaign for the White House got a boost Thursday as his former campaign managers formed a political group abl ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • U.S. home construction off to weak March start

    WASHINGTON – U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have faile ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose for the second straight week yet remained at a low level that is consistent with mo ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • DeKalb's Planning and Zoning Commission tables University Village vote

    DeKALB – The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission wants more time to consider a zoning change that is the linchpin of a Seattle company’s plan to buy ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • ‘Entopreneurs’ feed growing appetite for insects

    SAN FRANCISCO – They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm
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