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  • Sycamore man found not guilty of sex abuse charges

    SYCAMORE – Larry Phillips walked out of DeKalb County Courthouse a free man for the first time in more than a year after jurors acquitted him Tuesday ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • NIU’s Dan Gebo named ‘Illinois Professor of the Year’

    DeKALB – Joanna Lambert saw her first monkey in the wild while she was on a research trip in Uganda with Northern Illinois University professor Dan Ge ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Field of dreams: New community garden project aims to help those with disabilities

    DeKALB – Gene Heinsohn worried about what his 20-year-old son Scott, who has Down syndrome, would do once he finished an educational transition progra ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • DeKalb County enterprise zone gets unanimous OK from County Board

    SYCAMORE – Now that DeKalb County Board members have approved the county’s bid for an enterprise zone, the next step will be to have local municipalit ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

    MIAMI – Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida's governor by overhauling the state's schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education po ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Showdown looms over Takata air bag recall

    DETROIT – A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. Car ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Drive to wage jihad: From Islamic State militant to Iraq informant

    BAGHDAD – The former Islamic State group commander walked into the visitors' room of his Baghdad prison, without the usual yellow jumpsuit and shackle ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Illinois minimum wage would be $11 under plan OK'd by Senate panel

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • DeKalb woman accused of murdering child found fit for trial

    SYCAMORE – The mother of John B. Hawks wiped tears from her eyes Wednesday morning as she watched her one-time friend formally deny she murdered the 1 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • NBC scraps Bill Cosby television project after sexual assault allegations

    NEW YORK – NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby proje ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Tom Cross concedes Illinois treasurer's race to Mike Frerichs

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Obama plan won't grant immigrants federal benefits

    WASHINGTON – As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

    It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.JetBl ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • St. Charles Filling Station owner acknowledges liquor license violation

    ST. CHARLES – The owner of The Filling Station Pub & Grill pleaded guilty Monday to a liquor license violation that involved a minor being served alco ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Crystal Lake votes to not further regulate e-cigarettes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After 27 years as a smoker, Effie Elliott quit smoking combustible cigarettes nine months ago.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:47 am
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