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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Russian opposition leader assassinated Feb 27, 2015 5:38 PM
    Interior Ministry spokeswoman Yelena Alexeyeva told reporters on the scene that Nemtsov was walking with a female acquaintance, a Ukrainian citizen, when a vehicle drove up and unidentified assailants shot him dead. The woman wasn’t hurt.

  • Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad arrested on trespassing charges Feb 28, 2015 12:00 PM
    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of criminal trespassing to property after walking into a resident’s home unannounced Wednesday. Sayad said the complaint was signed by Dave Uhrich, who encountered him about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when the alderman walked up the stairs to Uhrich’s second floor music studio in his home on the 400 block of Harvey Avenue.

  • A push is on to abolish DuPage County's forest board Feb 27, 2015 6:41 PM
    A suburban lawmaker says she wants to eliminate the DuPage County Forest Board, a push that comes weeks after Gov. Bruce Rauner pointed to the county as a potential model of how to consolidate government. State Rep. Deb Conroy, a Villa Park Democrat, filed legislation to give the board's duties to the DuPage County Board, at what she says would be an annual savings of $500,000 per year.

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