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  • Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sent Congress his eighth and final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of ini ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Following a "challenging" holiday season, Sears will accelerate the closure of some of its stores.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Bernie Sanders, John Kasich win 1st votes in tiny New Hampshire community

    DIXVILLE, N.H. – Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesd ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Government health insurance report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states

    WASHINGTON – Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • Piper celebrates 10 years at Northern Rehab

    Physical therapist Liza Piper is celebrating her 10-year anniversary at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Genoa business crafts natural, handmade soaps, lotions

    GENOA – Anne Ostdick has spent the last year and a half studying the healing properties in plants and infusing them into her handmade soaps, scrubs an ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Pletsch appointed to IPA board

    Karen Pletsch, publisher of the Daily Chronicle and regional publisher for Shaw Media, has been appointed to the Illinois Press Association Board of D ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • KC and IMEC offer breakfast briefing Feb. 17

    The Kishwaukee College Center for Business Development and Continuing Education and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center are partnering to off ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • DCEDC View: Strauss headlines economic luncheon

    How much will the U.S. economy grow during 2016? Will inflation increase or decrease? What will happen to the unemployment rate? How did the economy p ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD – The agency that oversees the Illinois State Museum and the governor’s office have reached an agreement to reopen the facility and its sa ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Dems vying for U.S. Senate make cases

    CHICAGO – Meeting for the first time this election season, the three Illinois Democrats vying for U.S. Senate worked to distinguish themselves from ea ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • 3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in Rockford

    ROCKFORD – Authorities said three teenagers were arrested after leading Winnebago County deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Remaining occupiers release defiant videos mocking FBI

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The last four occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have posted a series of defiant videos in which one of them calls FBI agents los ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia’s offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom’s growing determination ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:05 pm
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