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  • COD candidates say more oversight by board needed Feb 28, 2015 7:32 AM
    Challengers in the College of DuPage board of trustees race say several issues, including financial losses at the school’s Waterleaf Restaurant, highlight the need for the board to provide greater oversight. But the two incumbents seeking re-election insist they have been keeping an eye on spending at the Glen Ellyn-based community college.

     
  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll Feb 28, 2015 4:36 PM
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual presidential preference straw poll.Pollsters announced Saturday afternoon that Paul won 26 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second, with 21 percent.

     
  • Wisconsin’s Walker adjusting to presidential politics Feb 28, 2015 2:53 PM
    Having again shed his suit jacket and rolled up his sleeves, as he did during his January appearance in Iowa, he was nearing the end of his appearance when he was asked about the Islamic State group. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” Walker said.The remark was quickly followed by a clarification from Walker’s still-new staff, who said he didn’t compare the protesters, who spent weeks camped out in the state Capitol in Madison in 2011, to the militants.

     
  • Cruz tells anti-tax group 'No' to Common Core in schools Feb 27, 2015 10:04 PM
    GOP's Cruz says 'No' to Common Core standards a day after Jeb Bush touts program to same group

     
  • Pence: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending Feb 27, 2015 9:04 PM
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to conservatives: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending

     
  • Former Gov. Rick Perry: Obama has made the world less safe Feb 27, 2015 11:04 AM
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells conservative activists Obama has made the world less safe

     
  • Rubio: Obama sees deal with Iran as his legacy Feb 27, 2015 10:04 AM
    Rubio says Obama views efforts to find nuke accord with Iran as his legacy

     
  • Rand Paul: National security trumps all other spending Feb 27, 2015 1:04 PM
    Rand Paul tells CPAC that national security needs to be first funding priority

     
  • What does Rahm’s rough week mean for suburban casino expansion? Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's tough election campaign affect the chances of a new bill filed Thursday in Springfield to add casinos in Chicago and the suburbs? Emanuel backs a Chicago casino, and some wonder if his allies in the legislature will be looking to give the mayor a victory to tout to constituents.

     
  • New Naperville mayor could change special events grant Feb 27, 2015 9:45 AM
    The fund that supports festivals and cultural activities in Naperville could be in for a shake-up depending on who wins the race to be the city's next mayor.

     
  • Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars Feb 27, 2015 3:34 PM
    Bush tells conservatives that US less secure if Congress cuts off money to Homeland Security

     
  • Santorum wants US ground troops to fight Islamic State group Feb 27, 2015 3:34 PM
    Rick Santorum calls for US ground troops to fight Islamic State group

     
  • Images: CPAC 2015 Feb 27, 2015 11:33 AM
    The 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference entered its second day Friday. This year's event at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, just outside of Washington, will feature a parade of more than a dozen potential Republican presidential contenders hoping to win over conservative activists.

     
  • Endorsement: Dinwiddie in Batavia Ward 1 Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Carl Dinwiddie for Batavia Ward 1.

     
  • Endorsements: Grabarek, Kukoff, Rullman for Elburn village board Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses William Grabarek, John Krukoff and Michael Rullman for the three four-year terms available on the Elburn Village Board.

     
  • Endorsements: Dailly, Dunham, Madej for Schaumburg village board Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Tom Daillly, George Dunham and Mark Madej for the Schaumburg Village Board.

     
  • Endorsements: Adams, Johnson, Williams for Libertyville board Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Scott Adams, Donna Johnson and Bethany Williams for the Libertyville village board.

     
  • Elgin lawmaker calls for mental health center audit Feb 27, 2015 2:21 PM
    State Rep. Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat, wants the state’s top auditor to investigate an escape from the Elgin Mental Health Center last summer.

     
  • Hultquist leaves library board race: Feb 27, 2015 4:49 PM
    Wauconda Area Library board member Mary Hultquist has announced she is withdrawing from the April 7 library board race.

     
  • GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS Feb 27, 2015 6:34 PM
    Republican White House prospects call for stronger military action against Islamic State group

     
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