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  • Mental health board seeks candidates for open seat

    The DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board is seeking candidates for an open seat on the board, which plans, funds and monitors mental health, de ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • U.S. sharply criticizes new Israeli construction

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance I ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • DeKalb extends tax abatement program

    DeKALB – Big companies will continue to receive a tax break for locating in DeKalb after all the city’s taxing bodies agreed to extend a tax abatement ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Illinois measure would give victims more rights

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitut ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS – The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas – a sign of the ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • looks to Obamas, Hillary Clinton for support

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Rep ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • DeKalb researching temporary clerk term length

    DeKALB – With former DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom's formal resignation in hand, DeKalb Mayor John Rey expects to announce he is accepting applicatio ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Obama, Modi tout potential for deeper econ ties

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the potential for deeper economic collaboration between the wo ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid recent White House security breach

    WASHINGTON – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Obama: U.S. 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Mid ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Republicans rallying behind 'religious liberty'

    WASHINGTON – Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote "religious liberty" at home and abroad at a gathering of religious ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Holder resigning as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Drones left out of America's air traffic plans

    WASHINGTON – Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about w ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Attorneys recommended for associate judge spots

    DeKALB – Several local attorneys have been recommended to fill two vacancies as associate judges for the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which serves DeKalb an ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • DeKalb's Espiritu leaving city government

    DeKALB – Assistant City Manager Rudy Espiritu is leaving DeKalb for a similar job in Highland Park that will get him closer to his ideal job as a city ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:49 pm
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