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  • Reputed 'El Chapo' associate pleads guilty in Chicago court

    CHICAGO – A reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping move more than $1.5 million in drug mon ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Some fear chaos after state home care ruling

    SPRINGFIELD – Gaileen Roberts’ daughter Jody has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and developmentally delayed. But she can live at home because her mot ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Fans' Holy Grail: unreleased songs in Prince's vault

    LOS ANGELES – Before his death, fans searching online for Prince were likely to find just a handful of his performance videos and almost none of his r ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • TransVAC dispatch will close temporarily today

    SYCAMORE – Voluntary Action Center will temporarily close TransVAC dispatch center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today as it conducts major electrical work a ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • DeKalb Park District extends smoking ban in parks, facilities

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is extending a smoking ban after hearing from residents concerned about smoking and litter at Katz Park.
    April 29, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • NIU police investigate attempted robbery on campus

    Note to readers: This story has been changed to reflect there was no weapon alleged to have been used in the incident. 
    April 29, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • NIU faculty file intent to unionize

    DeKALB – Faculty at Northern Illinois University on Thursday became the latest group there to announce plans to unionize.
    April 28, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Judge to rule on Rifkin’s motion to suppress statements

    SYCAMORE – After a 3˝-hours-long hearing Thursday, a judge said he would decide in June whether incriminating statements from a former Northern Illino ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy explores city's past

    SYCAMORE – Of all his years in Sycamore – those spent as a young boy, a money-minded college student, the city treasurer – one that Mayor Ken Mundy re ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Travel Channel show gets a taste of Sandwich

    SANDWICH – Sandwich will be featured on a Saturday, April 30, episode of “Hungrytown, USA” on the Travel Channel.
    April 29, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Donald Trump's mention of 'woman's card' draws backlash

    ATLANTA – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" has drawn intense backlash, from t ...
    April 28, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Bread & Roses concert to support Safe Passage

    Bread & Roses, the DeKalb area women’s chorus, has for more than 20 years been sharing their concerts with the community and raising funds to support ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Group seeks singers for June cantata

    The Celebration Chorale is looking for singers as the group prepares to present “Indivisible: One Nation Under God,” under the direction of Christine ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Cornerstone students show artwork at DAWC

    Cornerstone Christian Academy students have been invited to showcase their artwork in the DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries during Northern Illinoi ...
    April 28, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • District 428 seeks input on history textbook

    DeKalb School District 428 is buying new textbooks for high school AP U.S. history. After extensive review, the selection committee has chosen “Give M ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:48 pm
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