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  • Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are reporting a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in the city's bloodiest January for at least 16 years ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over

    WASHINGTON – The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 peopl ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Britain approves controversial gene-editing experiments

    LONDON – In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward "designer babies," Britain gave scientists approval Monday t ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Video: How do the Iowa caucuses work?

    What are the Iowa caucuses? In this short video, The Associated Press explains how they work. ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • U.S. construction spending hit 8-year-high in 2015

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending rebounded slightly in December, helping push total spending for 2015 to the highest level in eight years.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Among GOP rivals to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio has most cash

    WASHINGTON – Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional support ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses

    WASHINGTON – The Iowa caucuses are finally here. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliers in coach

    NEW YORK – After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

    GILLETTE, Wyo. – Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:46 am
  • U.S. consumer spending flat, savings rate at 3-year high

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers kept their spending flat in December and instead boosted their savings rate to the highest level in three years.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • How to get a fair furnace estimate

    A furnace is one of the most expensive appliances in a home, and when it needs replacing, consumers need to weigh cost, service, and warranties to mak ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project to host annual dinner

    The DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project will host a banquet dinner to support the annual effort to provide 50 solid oak bookcases with starter libraries ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Valentine's Day event benefits Sycamore boosters

    Come finish your Valentine’s Day shopping with 20 vendors and crafters at the Valentine’s Day Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at t ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • End of an eyesore: Shodeen’s structures demolished

    DeKALB – The last of Shodeen’s structures along Pearl Street and Lincoln Highway were demolished Friday.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • FBI pursues charges for bomb threat suspect

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University Police officials are working with the FBI to bring federal charges against a man suspected of making a bomb thre ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is