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  • Local PAC expected to remain intact, spends $4K on elections

    DeKALB – After spending more than $4,000 to support campaigns of local city and school board candidates, the Barb City Action Committee is expected to ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:54 am
  • Sandwich park hosts Civil War re-enactment camp

    SANDWICH – The Civil War ended in spring 1865, but the 10th Illinois Infantry Re-enactment Group has brought the war between the North and South back ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Money for wall is a must

    WASHINGTON – Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Cong ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Defense secretary: Syria keeps chemical weapons

    TEL AVIV, Israel – Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned muni ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Hearing probes Ill. auditor general’s campaign spending

    CHICAGO – An Illinois State Board of Elections hearing officer is expected to issue a recommendation next month regarding allegations that the state’s ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-­American colleagues resigne ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Unemployment rate for Illinois drops to 4.9 percent in March

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell .5 percentage points to 4.9 percent in March.
    April 21, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois groups opposed to letting AT&T divert resources from landlines

    SPRINGFIELD – AARP Illinois and consumer-rights groups in the state say they oppose legislation that would allow AT&T to divert its resources away fro ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Rauner: Expanding abortion coverage too controversial

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he no longer supports expanding abortion coverage for state workers and Medicaid recipients because it’s too controve ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Real estate agents share dos, don'ts for buyers, sellers

    DeKALB – Want an idea of just how much of a seller’s market it is this spring? It took longtime local real estate agent Bernie Stefani all of three da ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:28 am
  • Blagojevich’s request for lighter sentence denied

    CHICAGO – An appeals court in Chicago took just three days to reject a request from imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for another senten ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Secrecy decisions threaten ‘drain the swamp’ pledge

    WASHINGTON – The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump’s ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Two-car vehicle crash in DeKalb injures one

    DeKALB – A two-car crash at the corner of state Route 23 and Perry Road resulted in a minor injury and a car rolling multiple times, according to a ne ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • Photos: Slow Smoke BBQ opens its new Sycamore restaurant

    Hungry? Slow Smoke BBQ just opened its Sycamore store ...
    April 21, 2017 - 3:54 pm
  • Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration intensified its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigratio ...
    April 21, 2017 - 12:26 pm
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