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  • Illinois House to consider MAP grant bill

    DeKALB – Focus will be on the Illinois House today as it takes up a bill that would – some hope – lead to the state authorizing $343 million for the M ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Kishwaukee College begins new semester with lower enrollment numbers

    MALTA – It’s her second year at Kishwaukee College, and Shirin Khamissi has learned the ropes.“So fa ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Another top official at U of Illinois resigning

    CHAMPAIGN – The No. 2 official at the University of Illinois' flagship campus announced his resignation Monday, the second high-level resignation foll ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • AP survey: Dimmer outlook for U.S. economy, wages and hiring

    WASHINGTON – For much of the economy's fitful and sluggish six-year recovery from the Great Recession, analysts have foreseen a sunnier future: Growth ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Obama pushing for more clean energy choices for consumers

    WASHINGTON – Pushing back against fossil fuel interests, President Barack Obama is pressing to give ordinary Americans more power to choose what kind ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Sen. Harry Reid: Iran deal best path to stop country from getting bomb

    WASHINGTON – With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid now on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers seems to be picking up the ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Ehud Barak's Iran bombshell could shake up Israeli politics

    JERUSALEM – Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comments that Israel nearly attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities but the plan was scuttled by military ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Colleges to take steps to address sex assault

    CHICAGO – A new state law will require Illinois colleges to take steps to prevent and respond to sexual assault.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals

    CHICAGO – The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Le ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Reid says he's going to support Obama's Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Sunday threw his full support behind President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, saying ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • U.S. airman says French train assailant ‘ready to fight to the end’

    PARIS – Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed ma ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • FaceTime with Jen Lowe, owner of Hendrik Stables in Kingston

    Jen Lowe has been managing barns professionally for more than 25 years. She has lived in DeKalb County since 1994.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Government meetings for the week of Aug. 24

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Jimmy Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

    PLAINS, Ga. – The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and p ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Special boxes being lent for emergency entrance

    DeKALB – The Sycamore Fire Department is lending out special equipment to residents with disabilities and medical conditions, for easier home access i ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think the U.S. needs more stringent gun control laws?