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  • Scrutiny coming to NIU program catalog

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University officials are reviewing scores of programs as the university continues to grapple with declining enrollment and ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES – With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON – A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committe ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

    MEXICO CITY – Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion on Thursday, and res ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • GE workers bid farewell as plant closes

    DeKALB – Jim Cradduck pushed a rusty tool cart out of the DeKalb General Electric plant Thursday morning, knowing no one would care about the tools in ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • 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 - 12:13 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
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