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  • Lenten series continues at St. John

    Wednesday Evening Lenten services continue at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John (Missouri Synod) at 7 p.m. March 4.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb School District 428 raising price of school lunches as much as a quarter

    DeKALB – Students who pay for school lunches in DeKalb School District 428 will have to chip in up to a quarter more next school year.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • U.S. running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    NEW YORK – The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the comin ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Congress sends DHS bill to Obama without conditions

    WASHINGTON – Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Depart ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency – the sort that have dogged her and husband, Bill, ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Ex-CIA chief admits sharing secrets with mistress

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Pentagon calls briefing a mistake by CentCom

    WASHINGTON – A U.S. military officer’s media briefing about plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul, including its expected timing, amounted ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Victims to relive horror of Boston marathon bombing as trial begins

    BOSTON – In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focu ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Hy-Vee seeks contestants for chili cook-off

    SYCAMORE – Hy-Vee will hold its fourth annual Chili Cook-off at noon Sunday.Space is limited to the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife’s disappearance, ple ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Official: Homeless man killed by police did time for robbery

    LOS ANGELES – A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released in May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years fo ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • State superintendent warns of 'perfect storm' for districts

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers consider revamping Illinois’ outdated school funding formula, the state superintendent warned Tuesday that more education c ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • More than 1M students to take new standardized test

    CHICAGO – More than a million students are scheduled to take new standardized tests next week, despite concerns from Illinois’ largest school district ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Netanyahu warns U.S. about ‘bad deal’

    WASHINGTON – In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned t ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • March 4 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 ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are there easily accessible biking paths near your home?
    Yes, and I use them
    Yes, but I rarely use them
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