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  • Police: Woman starved 2 pit bulls to death

    CHICAGO – A 24-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after authorities say she starved two puppy pit bulls to dea ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in capsized boat

    ROME – A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’ ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians

    CAIRO – Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sund ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Government meetings April 20-22

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Park districts reach deal to help Sycamore residents

    DeKALB – While Sycamore Park District residents are without their own community center, they will get reduced rates on some DeKalb Park District recre ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • DeKalb veteran takes first trip to D.C. with Honor Flight

    Had his ship not been delayed, Russell Wood says he might not have survived World War II – and not received such a royal treatment through Honor Fligh ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • NIU Cares Day helps local community

    DeKalb resident Alberta Dequin, 85, thinks college students often get a “bad rap.” So the Northern Illinois University alumna is thrilled about NIU Ca ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • NIU, DeKalb police chiefs speak at Beloved Community dinner

    DeKALB – Race relations, the use of deadly force and diversity in the local police were just some of the topics discussed during the Beloved Community ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Photos: Huskies volunteer in Fairdale

    Images from the Northern Illinois University football team cleaning up in Fairdale on Saturday. ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

    NASHUA, N.H. – Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its k ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    NASHUA, N.H. – Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Rep ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Pope expresses sadness for Cardinal Francis George's death

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.
    April 18, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    NASHUA, N.H. – The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, polit ...
    April 18, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • Deep roots help keep families connected to Fairdale

    FAIRDALE – Dewey Barnes used to step outside his West Street home in the morning and be greeted by the sights and sounds of his close-knit Fairdale co ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
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