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  • Evidence mounts for El Nino that could ease California drought

    LOS ANGELES – Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easin ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Hillary Clinton has edge in Nevada, site of Dems' first debate

    LAS VEGAS – When the Democratic candidates for president take the stage for their first debate this week in Nevada, they'll do so in a state that serv ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Volunteers needed for Pumpkin Fest Historic Homes Walk

    Like volunteering? Interested in Sycamores historic homes? Like talking to people? Like learning, but also engaging in history? The Sycamore History M ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Annual spelling bee scheduled in Sycamore

    The 16th annual DeKalb County Community Spelling Bee will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Parish Activity Center at St. Mary’s Church in Sycamore.
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • California craft beer brewers balance drafts and drought

    FALLBROOK, Calif. – Amid severe drought, the water board in this Southern California town imposed restrictions on Fallbrook Brewing Co., just as the t ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:14 am
  • Islamic State could gain from Turkish peace rally bombing

    ANKARA, Turkey – Thousands mourned the 95 victims of Turkey’s deadliest attack in years as state inspectors tried Sunday to identify who sent suicide ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Jobs, gov’t distrust central to national park proposal fight

    TOWNSHIP 3, RANGE 8, Maine – The rolling forests where Henry David Thoreau once paddled a river in the shadow of Mount Katahdin are at the center of a ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:08 am
  • Lower gas prices means no Social Security COLA next year

    WASHINGTON – For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increas ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:08 am
  • FOIA issue – emails on private devices – goes back to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois law says government officials' emails about taxpayer business are public records for all to see. But what if they're sent from ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Emails on private devices, FOIA issue goes back to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois law states government officials’ emails about taxpayer business are public records for all to see. But what if they’re sent fro ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Cortland community on parade at annual autumn fest

    DeKALB – Sunday was a beautiful day for the town of Cortland to celebrate turning 150, and to host its annual
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • DeKalb County shut out of state grant fund for sexual assault response efforts

    DeKALB – Safe Passage wasn’t awarded the $103,000 state grant it sought to bring a sexual assault response team to DeKalb County, but the agency’s lea ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Race for DeKalb County State's Attorney heats up

    DeKALB – At least three local attorneys are seeking the Republican nomination to run for the office of the DeKalb County State’s Attorney.
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bergdahl

    AUSTIN, Texas – An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time fo ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Fired Benghazi investigator says House probe is partisan

    WASHINGTON – A former investigator for the House Select Committee on Benghazi says he was unlawfully fired in part because he sought to conduct a comp ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:42 pm
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