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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner moves to avoid state government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Republican governor and the state’s largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Chicago’s archbishop calls for compassion

    CHICAGO – Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court’s de ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Amtrak plans major makeover for Chicago's Union Station

    CHICAGO – The public hasn't seen them for decades, but Chicago's Union Station has large rooms with 33-foot-high ceilings that were once filled with r ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

    ST. LOUIS – A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won’t go away an ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Area residents face felony charges connected to possible gang violence

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb police arrested six people Friday and Saturday in connection with a fight that police say may have been gang-related.
    June 29, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Waterman man charged with street racing, DUI

    SYCAMORE – Two men were taken to the hospital Sunday after a crash in which police say at least one driver was street racing while intoxicated.
    June 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Inflatable 5K heads to NIU in September

    DeKALB – A new kind of 5K run is bouncing its way into DeKalb this fall.The Insane Inflatable 5K wil ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Sycamore veterinarian named 2015 Pork Master

    SYCAMORE – Noel Garbes was named Master of the Pork Industry by National Hog Farmer Magazine, but he doesn’t farm pigs – he treats them.
    June 29, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • DeKalb County school officials take wait-and-see approach to state funding bill

    DeKALB – A new school spending plan signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner last week could mean about $450,000 more in general state aid for DeKalb-base ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Two dead after Sunday crash in Sandwich

    SANDWICH – Sandwich police are investigating a crash Sunday that left two people dead.Police respond ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

    NEW YORK – NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he m ...
    June 29, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • St. Charles man dies during DeKalb County charity bike ride

    DeKALB – Organizers plan to retire the jersey number of a longtime Bike MS Tour de Farms participant who died during the weekend’s event in DeKalb Cou ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Questions arise about gender, Alzheimer’s

    WASHINGTON – Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Fear of longer commutes puts pressure on U.S. cities to act

    At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate c ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • High schoolers' experiment lost again on launch failure

    Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.
    June 28, 2015 - 10:05 pm
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