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  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well. It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are g ...

    April 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • DeKalb shuts out Yorkville, 4-0

    Images from Tuesday's game. ...

    April 15, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • NIU’s Turner up to speed at wide receiver

    DeKALB – Aregeros Turner’s time at Northern Illinois didn’t get off to the best start.Roughly a month after Turner, rated a three-star athle ...

    April 15, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • BASEBALL INSIDER: Genoa-Kingston reverses fortunes

    Genoa-Kingston has been through hard times. The Cogs lost 26 games in 2013. But, if a revival is to happen this spring it will be due to per ...

    April 15, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • White Sox slip past Red Sox on error in 9th

    CHICAGO – Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Bo ...

    April 15, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • MUSICK: Shaw savors role as Hawks’ intense goofball

    CHICAGO – Brent Seabrook had no place to hide. Moments earlier during Tuesday’s practice, Seabrook had leaned forward to receive a pass alon ...

    April 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigrati ...

    April 15, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

    ST. LOUIS – Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his mo ...

    April 15, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • First women move into Army platoon jobs

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over ...

    April 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Pet of the Week: Boots

    Meet Boots and Sadie. Boots is a more than 1-year-old black and white domestic short-haired mix available for adoption at Tails Humane Socie ...

    April 14, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Top 10 reasons to reconsider a long-term high-protein diet

    1.  Your body, specifically your brain and your heart, needs at least 130g of carbohydrate daily in order to function optimally. 2.  Eating ...

    April 9, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Picture This: Flying again

    On Thursday, I was able to go to Oaken Acres, a facility in rural Sycamore where they rehabilitate injured wild animals. I arrived not knowi ...

    April 7, 2014 - 12:43 pm
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  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well. It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are going throu ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

    Our neighbor Sally Stevens presented me with a “history mystery” recently and I jumped at the challenge. It seems a friend of hers, retired Sycamore S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Olson: Apology given, pain remains

    Although we’ve written countless stories about Patricia Schmidt’s trial and acquittal, she didn’t become a real person to me until Friday morning.
    April 12, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Akst: Flat Stanley is simple, fun

    Classroom learning is crucial. As a teacher, I’m not aware of any really effective substitute or replacement for it.
    April 11, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Duchnowski: He passed the dog test

    My boyfriend was more nervous about our dogs meeting than meeting my parents. By Rob’s way of thinki ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • Olson: Justice system not ruled by popular opinion

    Police can arrest you and haul you to jail in handcuffs. They can book you and photograph you, take your fingerprints and your bodily fluids. You can ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Akst: Arts, a good investment

    My brother-in-law’s March 21 announcement was worrisome but not completely a surprise.Bruce had post ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Duchnowski: ‘Cowgirl crook’ and local prosecutor hit TV

    Joseph Pedersen wouldn’t call Rita Crundwell “the cunning cowgirl crook,” as the federal prosecutor isn’t prone to giving defendants snazzy names.
    April 7, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Schrader: History Fair entries bring histories to life

    Every year I look forward to the Northern Regional History Fair for middle and high school students. It amazes me how much work goes into the student ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:07 pm
  • Duchnowski: As pleasant as fraud can be

    A credit card company representative called me on a recent Friday afternoon to ask if I was buying groceries in Georgia.
    April 7, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • U.S. stocks gain following a pickup in retail sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher, clawing back some of the ground they lost last week, as investors were encouraged by solid earnings from Ci ...
    April 14, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • How to get more time to file your tax return

    America's annual tax reckoning is here once again and for many who have yet to file their federal tax return, that means a mad dash to beat Uncle Sam' ...
    April 13, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Judge approves Detroit swaps deal with 2 banks

    DETROIT — Detroit can move ahead with a plan to settle a ruinous multimillion-dollar debt with two banks for $85 million, a judge said Friday as he al ...
    April 11, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • DeKalb DSW opening draws curious shoppers

    DeKALB – Sycamore resident Jeanna Valentin needed to buy sandals Thursday before she got a pedicure and saw comedian Gabriel Iglesias at Northern Illi ...
    April 11, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    MATTHEWS, N.C. – Family Dollar plans to cut some jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. Th ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • NIU law student’s business is fit to be tied

    DeKALB – When Northern Illinois University law student Weston Sedgwick isn’t studying for his classes, he’s concentrating on managing his bow tie busi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Crull joins local law firm

    Attorney Russell A. Crull has joined the firm of Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC as an associate.C ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Speaker tells women: Get out of your own way

    Women will learn to stop standing in their own way at the Kishwaukee Women’s Network luncheon April 17.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Bankers travel to Washington, D.C.

    Josh Huseman of Castle Bank was part of an Illinois delegation of bankers that gathered in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers last month. The Am ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Vodden joins Genoa bank team

    Heartland Bank and Trust Co. has added Karen Vodden as trust officer to its asset management and trust services team. Based in Genoa, Vodden will focu ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:44 am

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