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  • Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, n ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Mom of girl shot by Denver police wants independent autopsy

    DENVER – The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't tr ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • U.S. unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Genoa pushing for Amtrak project change

    GENOA – Genoa Mayor Mark Vicary hopes persistence will convince state leaders to change plans for an Amtrak passenger rail service so a stop is built ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Squires to join administration at Northern Illinois University

    DeKALB – Catherine Squires will return to her alma mater as the vice president of university advancement at Northern Illinois University.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Election judges sought for April vote

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson is looking for people to serve as election judges during the April 7 consolidated election.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • New measures at local schools target intruders, sex offenders

    Visitor sign-in sheets and manual calls to police are out of vogue in some area school districts, as officials look for more efficient ways to keep st ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rauner among top campaign donors

    CHICAGO – Multimillionaire Bruce Rauner was one of the top donors in the U.S. to 2014 state-level political campaigns, sinking more of his own money i ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Sheriffs concerned about Waze app

    WASHINGTON – Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google’s popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Jan. 29 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 ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow

    BOSTON – Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the st ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s rel ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Property tax deferral applications available

    SYCAMORE – The Tax Deferral Program for senior citizens seeking property tax relief has started its application period, DeKalb County officials announ ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Lynch defends Obama immigration changes

    WASHINGTON – Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, as sh ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Hezbollah fires missile salvo, kills 2 Israeli soldiers

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel – The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesd ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:59 pm
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