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  • Rauner’s schools plan raises eyebrows

    SPRINGFIELD – Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel

    CHICAGO – A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he’ll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyd ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • U.S. awards $12M to Illinois health centers

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $11.7 million in funding to community health centers across Illinois, Sen. ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chabon novel chosen for Chicago reading initiative

    CHICAGO – Chicago residents are being encouraged to enter a world of superheroes through the city’s popular One Book, One Chicago program.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids

    SPRINGFIELD – The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow an ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwes ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Freshmen enrollment drops at U. of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • 5 men from Kankakee area hit with gun charges

    URBANA – Five men are in federal custody on gun charges resulting from investigations of gun violence in the Kankakee area, the U.S. attorney's office ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Cops: Pathologists’ findings led to murder charge

    ST. LOUIS – Murder charges against a former Illinois prosecutor and Big Ten football standout in his wife’s death eight years ago are rooted in pathol ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • U of Illinois trustees won’t hire professor

    URBANA – University of Illinois trustees Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some, r ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Sept. 14 Police Reports

    DeKalb CountyJennifer Watson, 20, of the 500 block of South Fadia Street, Maple Park, was charged Fr ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Cortland Dollar General employee arrested on theft charge

    CORTLAND – A 47-year-old Maple Park woman is accused of stealing money from the Dollar General in Cortland while she was an employee there, authoritie ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • DeKalb police: Woman who crashed into Smoker's World charged with DUI

    DeKALB — Abraham Mustafa was eating breakfast in the back room of Smoker's World when he heard a loud explosion-like noise.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Sept. 11 police reports

    Lashondra L. Owens, 20, of the 500 block of Edward Street, Sycamore, was charged Sunday, Aug. 24, with fighting.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Woman charged with DUI in Maple Park crash

    MAPLE PARK – A woman whose car collided with another car Wednesday in Maple Park was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Man convicted of stalking Kingston woman

    SYCAMORE – It took a jury about two hours to convict a DeKalb man of aggravated stalking and violating an order of protection, the same charges he was ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • DeKalb man accused of stalking ex-girlfriend

    DeKALB — A DeKalb man remained in DeKalb County Jail this morning unable to post $15,000 bail on allegations he stalked his ex-girlfriend.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Police: Two motorcyclists tried to flee authorities

    SYCAMORE — Two motorcyclists remained in DeKalb County Jail this morning after authorities said they led police on unrelated chases over the weekend.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Sept. 7 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 ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Sept. 5 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 ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:44 pm

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