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  • Kishwaukee College Diesel Power Technology program revs up

    MALTA – After working as a diesel mechanic in the Army Reserve, Matthew Dyer knew that’s what he wanted to do when he came back to the region.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs attends NIU roundtable on MAP grants

    DeKALB – Thousands of students in DeKalb County have yet to receive millions of dollars in state tuition assistance, and Illinois Treasurer Michael Fr ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for redesigned $10 bill

    SENECA FALLS, N.Y. – Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 b ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Gov. Scott Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision

    ONAWA, Iowa – Scott Walker's suggestion that building a wall between Canada and the U.S. might be a "legitimate" idea prompted swift derision from fel ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES – It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy held without bond

    HOUSTON – A suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said i ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Hear stories from the Joiner History Room

    “Untold Stories from the Joiner History Room” will be presented at the Sept. 9 meeting of the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Doubts about China's economic leadership sap confidence

    WASHINGTON – The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China’s economy might be slipping into a decline that could persi ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

    BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine – When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring – ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force

    WASHINGTON – International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn’t be prepared to use military force if that’s what circumstances required, Dem ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant

    CHICAGO – The owner of Illinois’ 11 nuclear reactors must decide next month whether to close its Quad Cities plant, one of three generating stations E ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Residents experience the past during Genoa's Pioneer Day

    – Pioneer Day in Genoa gave families today a taste of life more than a century ago. For the Bottcher family, who took a horse-drawn stage coach ride, ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Face Time with Karen Samonds

    For the next few weeks, Karen Samonds will sit among bins of bubble-wrapped and duct taped fossils stacked tall and scattered across her lab table in ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

    ROANOKE, Va. – Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Police: Robbery near NIU campus didn't happen

    DeKALB – A man who told police he was jumped by three men who stole his wallet and phone made it up, DeKalb police said.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Reader Poll

    Will you be traveling anywhere over the long weekend?
    Yes, a long way
    Yes, but not too far
    Not leaving town