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  • Key events following the death of Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missour ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chica ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Official: 3 of 5 children that were held hostage are freed in Harvey

    HARVEY – A city spokesman said three of the five children who were being held hostage Tuesday by two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two mo ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Teens arrested for plot after Web activities eyed

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Clock ticks on Ill. term limits ballot measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • U.S. changing no-fly travel list rules in next 6 months

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists bann ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Aug. 19 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 ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • DeKalb area police warn about catalytic converter thefts

    DeKALB – Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity after four catalytic converters were reported stolen from beneath vehicles park ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Coffee with DeKalb police chief event Thursday

    DeKALB – DeKalb police Chief Gene Lowery wants residents to join him for a cup of coffee Thursday.“C ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • DeKalb veteran hosts birthday open house

    DeKALB – World War II veteran and retired DeKalb police officer Donald Schoo is hosting an open house to celebrate his 90th birthday.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deploy ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Conversations ‘reset’ on Ellwood neighborhood redevelopment

    DeKALB – When Ellwood Historic Neighborhood resident Kurt Thurmaier saw Northern Illinois University’s bold ideas, he didn’t think the institution was ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Tips for parents: Post carefully

    NEW YORK – Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. So ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm
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