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  • DeKalb High School volleyball coach resigns

    Going in the right direction. That’s how Ben Fisher feels about his life right now. Fisher resigned from his position as the DeKalb head gir ...

    April 24, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO – There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through th ...

    April 24, 2014 - 1:02 am
  • Semien’s slam lifts White Sox over Tigers

    DETROIT – On the night he became the franchise’s career leader in total bases, Paul Konerko liked what he saw from some of the younger White ...

    April 24, 2014 - 1:16 am
  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

    MAYWOOD — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has ...

    April 23, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, not defense cuts

    WASHINGTON – The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers wer ...

    April 23, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people ...

    April 23, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Patronage allegations give Quinn challenger fodder

    CHICAGO – Allegations painting a culture of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration became an election-year obstacle for the Chi ...

    April 23, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women ...

    April 23, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

    NEW YORK – To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.The nation’s largest police force learned the hard wa ...

    April 23, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Picture This: Good fortune on Good Friday

    On Friday, I covered a Good Friday service at St. Catherine of Genoa Catholic Church for our Easter preview story that ran in Saturday’s pap ...

    April 23, 2014 - 8:19 am
  • Pet of the Week: Sally

    Meet Sally. Sally is a 2-year-old rat terrier mix available for adoption at Tails Humane Society in DeKalb. Sally was brought to Tails in Ma ...

    April 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Crime Mugs, April 2014

    A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reas ...

    April 18, 2014 - 4:48 pm
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  • Drugs blamed in death at Sycamore hotel

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb resident Charles “Chuck” Williams died of a drug overdose in a Sycamore hotel, DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller said Wednesday.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • April 23 police reports

    DeKalb cityDenaya C. Hoffstead, 21, of the 400 block of Charles Street, Sycamore, was charged Thursd ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • McCullough appealing 1957 murder conviction

    SYCAMORE – Jack McCullough brought a box of FBI documents to his sentencing hearing for the killing of Maria Ridulph that he said prove his innocence, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Sycamore man sentenced for sexually assaulting 7-year-old

    SYCAMORE – The victim’s parents asked for the maximum of 67 years in prison. Prosecutors suggested 20 years; the defense attorney suggested the 15-yea ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • April 22 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • April 22 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:00 am
  • April 20 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 21, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Black to ask judge to reduce prison sentence

    SYCAMORE – Benjamin Black’s attorney will ask a judge Thursday to reduce his 12-year prison sentence for having heroin in his system during a crash th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Waterman man accused of beating, choking girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – A 24-year-old Waterman man accused of beating his live-in girlfriend was charged with violating an order of protection for allegedly callin ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Crime Mugs, April 2014

    A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable dou ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Olson: Jesus would approve of diaper effort

    Is there a figure whose name and likeness are invoked more than Jesus?He was on Earth almost 2,000 y ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Akst: Calling all Vulcans: please visit

    I don’t speak Klingon, but I have loved “Star Trek” TV shows and movies for years. I particularly like the explanation (revealed in “Star Trek: First ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • 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 18, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • 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

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