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  • Gov. Rauner vetoes budget; some services could stop

    SPRINGFIELD – State money for services from child care to road construction could stop in Illinois starting next week after Republican Gov. Bruce Raun ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
    June 25, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Inmates file suit against Illinois Department of Corrections

    CHICAGO – A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Chicago federal court on behalf of three inmates accuses the Illinois Department of Corrections of routinely us ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that p ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Charity bike ride set this weekend in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Nearly 2,000 cyclists from across the state with come to DeKalb this weekend for a two-day charity bike ride. 
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Sandwich Early Day Engine Club to showcase antique equipment

    SANDWICH – The Sandwich Early Day Engine Club will dust off traditional farming equipment and techniques and celebrate them at its annual show Saturda ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Domestic battery charges file against Genoa man

    SYCAMORE – A Genoa man faces domestic battery charges after an incident where police say he hit his son-in-law in the neck with a hammer Wednesday, po ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • DeKalb forum addresses medical marijuana

    DeKALB – Jessica Woollcombe said when she’s smoked marijuana in the past, she’s been able to walk and not rely on the crutches or wheelchair that mult ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • DeKalb area residents urged to leave fireworks to professionals during July 4 celebrations

    DeKALB – The “oohs” and “aahs” that fireworks usually produce can also result in serious burns and property damage.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Unemployment rate at 4.7 percent in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – Caroline Petersen hasn’t seen any signs the job market is improving in DeKalb County even as the area’s metro unemployment rate returns to pr ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Riley Oncken resigns from DeKalb County Board

    DeKALB – District 3 Republican Riley Oncken has announced his resignation effective July 2, the day after a special DeKalb County Board meeting.
    June 25, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • District 428 set to hire new principal at Brooks

    DeKALB – Brooke Condon is poised to become the new principal at DeKalb's Brooks Elementary next school year, provided the school board approves her hi ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Clare man dies after morning crash

    CLARE – A Clare man died Thursday morning after he was involved in a car crash on Route 64 near his home, police said.
    June 25, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • U.S. consumers ramp up May spending; largest gain since 2009

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.
    June 25, 2015 - 8:17 am
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