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  • Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

    SEATTLE – For some companies, Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law isn’t doing enough to help workers.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • With Iran deal, Washington shows it can work sometimes

    WASHINGTON – For at least a few days, Washington may have actually worked.Republicans and Democrats ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Clinton faces promise, risk of being seen as 3rd Obama term

    NORWALK, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Iowa to give voters an intimate glance of who she’d be as president. What they got instead was a glimps ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Fight for $15 protests expand for workers

    NEW YORK – The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Donor sues Schock seeking reimbursement

    SPRINGFIELD – Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s legal problems expanded Wednesday as a contributor sued to force the repayment of millions of campaign d ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Lincoln’s tomb caretakers face setbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budg ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved shooting

    CHICAGO – Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings

    BOSTON – With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • April 16 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 ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Sycamore Speedway to donate proceeds

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Speedway officials said they plan to charge admission to the normally free Practice Night event Saturday, with proceeds donated to ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Rummage sale planned to support tornado relief

    A rummage sale that will benefit victims of the tornado that caused widespread damage in Fairdale is planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Uni ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • DeKalb County Board chairman proposes disaster recovery task force

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski Jr. made two proposals designed to help county government aid in the rebuilding effort after t ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. event aims to connect schools, businesses

    DeKALB – Charles Kaiser has not had difficulty attracting candidates for entry-level positions at National Bank & Trust Co. in Sycamore of late, but h ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Oaken Acres has been helping injured wildlife for 31 years

    SYCAMORE – There’s an injured baby raptor on the rural outskirts of the city.But fear not, these are ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Obama makes new push on middle-class tax proposals

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Barack Obama promoted his tax proposals Wednesday while criticizing congressional Republicans who are pushing to repeal th ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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