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  • Obama seeking wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast

    NEW YORK – A “potentially historic” storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting today, crippling a region th ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • DeKalb County Board plan to form Jail Solutions Committee

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board members plan to form a Jail Solutions Committee aimed at finding fixes for overcrowding at the DeKalb County jail by th ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Government meetings

    TodayDeKalb City Council: 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 200 S. Fourth St.DeKalb Committee of the Whole ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Information sought on gas station incident

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Crime Stoppers is seeking information in identifying a man who made sexual advances to an employee at the Hy-Vee gas station.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • SAG Awards win sends ‘Birdman’ Oscar hopes soaring

    Oscar hopes for “Birdman” got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soa ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Face Time With … Kevin Matesi

    In December, Northern Illinois University graduate student Kevin Matesi claimed first place aftear beating 4,900 contenders in the 2014 IBM Master the ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Lions Club hosts Ski for Sight weekend

    For Allie Futty, feeling the mud beneath her boots, breathing in the fresh air and smelling the trees are the best parts of the Lions Club Ski for Sig ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • ‘Fracking’ starts slow amid oil-price slump

    ST. LOUIS – The oil and gas drilling technique known as “fracking,” once trumpeted as a job-creating boon for southern Illinois, is off to a feeble st ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Youth listen to 'War of Worlds' in Sycamore, ponder story in today’s world

    The broadcast of Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” as a radio play in 1938 sounds like a real news report, with bulletins interrupting classical m ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Metra onboard ticket-purchase penalty hike delayed

    CHICAGO – Metra will delay its plan to increase the onboard ticket-purchase penalty until mobile ticketing is available this year.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a p ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 85,000 temporary driver’s licenses issued to immigrants

    SPRINGFIELD – More than 85,000 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally now have Illinois driver’s licenses under a new state program.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

    WICHITA, Kan. – The recent plunge in fuel prices have been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
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