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  • Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses Mar 4, 2015 4:34 PM
    Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses but likely adds billions to deficit

  • Fire district open house: Mar 4, 2015 6:07 PM
    The Fox Lake Fire Protection District will host an open house Sunday, March 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at fire station #2, 306 Washington St., Ingleside, to discuss the ambulance tax referendum question on the April 7 ballot.

  • Should Des Plaines pay alderman's legal bills? Ordinance says maybe Mar 4, 2015 1:41 PM
    At least two Des Plaines aldermen are suggesting the city should pay for Alderman Dick Sayad's defense on criminal trespass charges - saying the charges are politically motivated and that Sayad was acting in his capacity as alderman when he walked into a house uninvited on Feb. 25

  • District 211 hopefuls talk finances, staff oversight Mar 4, 2015 4:42 PM
    How much savings is too much for a school district? Candidates for the District 211 school board weigh in on that and other financial issues.

  • Lawmaker wants harsher penalties for scofflaw truckers Mar 5, 2015 5:47 AM
    Lawmakers want to stiffen increase penalties for truckers who willfully violate safety regulations following a deadly I-88 accident last year near Aurora that killed a tollway worker and injured a state trooper. It would apply to truckers who cause accidents by doing things such as failing to rest for the the legal amount of time.

  • North Aurora candidates address mothers’ club Mar 4, 2015 5:30 AM
    Four of the five candidates for the North Aurora village board made their cases for election Tuesday night to the North Aurora Mothers Club.

  • COD reverses decision on candidate forum Mar 5, 2015 5:38 AM
    After pulling the plug on an upcoming candidate forum organized by College of DuPage's adjunct association, school administrators have reversed their decision. COD Adjunct Association President Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan confirmed Wednesday that the March 11 candidate forum is back on. “We think the right decision was made in the end,” she said. “Obviously, we have to get everything back in place, but it looks like we can do that.

  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM
    House committee subpoenas Clinton emails; Clinton tweet says she wants public to see them

  • Private email questions emerge as Clinton nears 2016 bid Mar 5, 2015 12:17 AM
    Republicans likely to probe Clinton private email use as she prepares 2016 presidential bid

  • Endorsement: Heffernan for Lily Lake village president Mar 3, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Jesse Heffernan for Lily Lake village president.

  • Endorsements: Blackwood, LaBedz, Scaletta, Sidor for Arlington Heights trustee Mar 3, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Carol Blackwood, Robin LaBedz, John Scaletta and Mike Sidor for four seats on the Arlington Heights village board in the 2015 municipal election on April 7.

  • Endorsements: Guranovich, Matuska, Kerman in South Barrington Mar 3, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Stephen Guranovich, Louis Matuska and Bernard Kerman for South Barrington village board.

  • Endorsement: Burke, Hartogh, Morris for Island Lake Village Board Mar 3, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Thea Morris, Sandy Hartogh and John Burke for the Island Lake Village Board.

  • Most COD candidates don't want Breuder's name on building Mar 3, 2015 5:52 AM
    As the outgoing chairman of the College of DuPage board in May 2013, David Carlin proposed naming the Glen Ellyn school's Homeland Security Education Center after college President Robert Breuder. Now as a COD trustee hopeful, Carlin is the only candidate in the crowded race who is defending the decision to put Breuder's name on the building when he retires.

  • CLC candidates forum on Wednesday Mar 3, 2015 4:19 PM
    The College of Lake County Student Government Association is sponsoring a CLC board candidates forum for the April election from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in Room C005 on the Grayslake campus.

  • Clinton asks if women want to see a female president Mar 3, 2015 10:50 PM
    At gala honoring Democratic women, Clinton asks if nation wants to see a female president

  • O'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option Mar 3, 2015 10:04 AM
    O'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, preserves his options for possible 2016 presidential run

  • Roskam gives Netanyahu painting before controversial speech Mar 4, 2015 5:40 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is giving a painting of the Capitol dome made by his wife to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is speaking before Congress today. Elizabeth Roskam's painting shows the Capitol dome against an orange backdrop and is entitled “Dome of Consequence.”

  • How local lawmakers voted on Homeland Security plan Mar 4, 2015 8:33 AM
    U.S. Reps. Randy Hultgren of Plano and Peter Roskam of Wheaton were the two local lawmakers who voted against a plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for another year. Hultgren said the proposal “abandoned” the House’s previous Homeland Security plan, which would would have worked to block President Barack Obama’s executive moves on immigration.

  • DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information Mar 3, 2015 11:14 AM
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Federal investigators had been looking into whether Petraeus improperly shared classified materials with Paula Broadwell, his biographer and former mistress.

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