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  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    TOKYO – Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON – The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning lab ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • GOP leaders introduce Ill. term limits amendment

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican leaders have introduced a proposal that would force statewide officers to serve a two-term limit.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    WASHINGTON — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    April 22, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

    KIEV, Ukraine – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Land swap adds 4 acres to DeKalb’s Hopkins Park

    DeKALB – A land swap between DeKalb’s park district and sanitary district will add 4 acres to Hopkins Park.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as hi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • U.S. weighs curbing deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Government meetings April 21

    MondayDeKalb Citizen’s Community Enhancement Commission: 4 p.m. at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 20 ...
    April 21, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    CHICAGO – For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama’s health care law, time may be running out ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois’ 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, acco ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • DeKalb County adds lawsuit filing fee to fund custody exchange program

    SYCAMORE — Anyone who files a lawsuit in DeKalb County Court beginning July 1 can expect an added $8 fee that will be used to fund a new program for c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Keslinger Road bridge replacement planned at last

    SYCAMORE – Work to repair the Keslinger Road bridge should begin this fall and be complete by the end of the year, DeKalb County Engineer Nathan Schwa ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
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