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  • NIU's Loos a difference-maker

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Of the many reasons Northern Illinois' is averaging 442.5 yards a game this season, NIU head coach Rod Carey says on ...

    UPDATED: Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Bears better than expected

    So, who made the bigger statement about saving his job in Sunday’s 20-14 loss to the Detroit Lions, Marc Trestman or Mel Tucker?I’m just kid ...

    UPDATED: Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Rusty Clausen progressed in loss

    CHICAGO –  Four years removed from his most recent NFL start, Jimmy Clausen acknowledged there was rust.It may have only shown in a drive or ...

    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Kane leads Blackhawks past Maple Leafs

    CHICAGO – Playing with heavy hearts, Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks earned a difficult win.Kane had a power-play goal and two assists, lead ...

    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Spartans pull away in second half against Willowbrook

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore girls basketball coach Brett Goff thought Willowbrook was too tough inside for a man defense.Fortunately for his Spartan ...

    UPDATED: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Weight loss reduces health risks

    Obesity is a very real health problem in America. About two-thirds of Americans are overweight; 31 percent are considered obese, defined as ...

    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Prep roundup: DeKalb-Sycamore boys swim co-op wins York invite title

    Daniel Hein is a record-setting machine.After setting the Huntley pool record for the 100-yard backstroke (51.39 seconds) Wednesday, he set ...

    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Heroin deaths in DeKalb County prompt action

    Brenda Jergens, of Malta, and Cathi McDannel, of Holiday Hills in McHenry County, both want to raise awareness about the dangers of heroin s ...

    Sept. 9, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • U.S. criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

    SPRINGFIELD – In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify pri ...

    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willing ...

    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Medicare: Patients’ Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

    In November 1997, President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry issued the Patients ...

    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • NIU beats Northwestern, 23-15

    The Northern Illinois University Huskies beat the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, 23-5, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 201 ...

    Sept. 7, 2014 - 4:28 pm
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  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Flippin Eggs

    Thumbs-up: To Flippin Eggs Restaurant in DeKalb. Every year since 2005, the diner has provided a free holiday meal to people in need, and also collect ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Our View: Celebrate the holidays responsibly

    Are you traveling somewhere for the holidays? You’re definitely not alone there. AAA estimates that ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Our View: Parking compromise seems fair

    The DeKalb City Council’s requirement that the Ellwood House Association add eight more parking spaces to property that includes the Ellwood House Mus ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Our View: Fight the flu

    Even if you followed the directives from health officials and got a flu shot months ago, it appears there’s a real risk of contracting the flu this se ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: To the DeKalb Municipal Band, which is celebrating its 160th year with a concert tonight. The band will present its first holiday gala at 7 ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Our View: Time to let Barnes & Noble bookstore go

    The phone calls to Barnes & Noble and Mid-America Management, the company that owns the bookstore’s building, can stop now. Barnes & Noble is giving u ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Our View: Judy Baar Topinka was devoted to Illinois

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist. Topinka, 70, died early Wednesday, less than a day after she suffered ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Our view: These protesters are not different

    In the wake of a grand jury decision last week not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, there has been ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: For connecting local pedestrian paths. This week, local county and city officials stretched a ribbon across a section of sidewalk along Bet ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Our view: No lame-duck session is good

    There is good news and bad news regarding state government this week. The bad news, of course, is th ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Eggnog: Once-a-year things must be the best

    Eggnog is a funny thing. We crave it for one month a year, then never think about it again.And when ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • 12 cookies inspired by candy bars

    If you prefer caramel to calling birds and peanut butter to partridges in pear trees, we’ve got a better way to count down to Christmas with 12 cookie ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Dorie Greenspan breaks down easy techniques for the cut holiday cookie

    Around the world, it’s time for holiday cookies: German springerles rolled out with patterned rolling pins; Dutch speculoos as tall as St. Nick and as ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Short on time? Start with a mix

    Start with a 12-ounce bag of stuffing mix, flavor of your choice. Prepare according to package directions, but add one of the following combinations b ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • A 101 on great turkey stuffing

    For many Americans, the true star of the Thanksgiving table is not the big bird, but the stuffing (usually moistened with gravy). Given that, I believ ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • 10 more ideas for potatoes

    Truth is, mashed potatoes don’t need a whole lot of love to come out pretty darn amazing. A little butter (OK, a lot of butter), a little cream or mil ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Eggs make all the difference in mashed potatoes

    Much as I’d like to take credit for this rich version of mashed potatoes, that honor goes to Stanley Tucci. Or rather, to Stanley Tucci’s wife.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Small changes make better holiday mashed potatoes

    I’ve made mountains of mashed potatoes in my little life, faithfully adhering to the method I was taught in cooking school. And I’ve always been reaso ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fresh take on an herb-roasted Thanksgiving turkey

    There is something splendid about an herb-roasted Thanksgiving turkey, not the least of which is the way it fills the home with rich, savory aromas.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Spice up Thanksgiving with barbecue-rubbed turkey

    It occurred to us recently that many of the same flavors we crave on grilled meats during the summer also would be superb on roasted turkey at Thanksg ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am

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