Government

  • 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
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month: Agencies, programs work to reverse rising incidence of abuse

    DeKALB – When Valarie Redmond’s 3-year-old daughter Alexandria frustrates her, she sings. Redmond mi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $1 ...
    April 17, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

    QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't acti ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Gambling plans to be heard at Wednesday hearing

    CHICAGO – Expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during hearings on the legislation.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • DeKalb council examines crime free housing performance

    DeKALB – City of DeKalb leaders continue to examine the Crime Free Housing Bureau’s impact on crime in the city’s rental properties.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional report released Monday predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spen ...
    April 14, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Government meetings April 14-20

    MondayDeKalb City Council: 5 p.m. in room 212 at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.DeK ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:50 pm
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