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  • U.S. unemployment applications dip to 253,000 last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, falling to the lowest point in 13 weeks.
    July 21, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Murder Mystery Theatre event at DeKalb library

    Help celebrate Adult Summer Reading 2016 by joining the DeKalb Public Library for an interactive murder mystery performance led by the Murder Mystery ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • At least 75 dead, missing in recent China flooding

    BEIJING – At least 75 people in northern China have died or gone missing since Monday in some of the worst flooding in years, the government said Thur ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Thunderous boos for Cruz for refusing to endorse Trump

    CLEVELAND – Undercutting calls for Republican unity, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stubbornly refused to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday night as he addressed th ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • More children are victims of Chicago's gunfire, gang battles

    CHICAGO – The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that she could protect them by sizing up and avoiding the ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston School District 424 seeks candidates to fill school board vacancy

    GENOA – Genoa-Kingston School District 424 is seeking a district resident to serve on its school board, which is responsible for overseeing the educat ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Chicago man takes plea deal in DeKalb sex-abuse case

    SYCAMORE – A 22-year-old Chicago man accepted a sentence of four years’ probation Wednesday, after he pleaded guilty to repeatedly meeting an underage ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Environmental commission works to reduce plastic bag use

    DeKALB – Unlike some other municipalities around the state, DeKalb has not imposed an outright ban those ubiquitous single-use plastic bags that consu ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Area children submit their creations to 4-H General Projects Show

    SYCAMORE – Shayna Schmit and her grandfather, William Susina, were a matching set.A recent 4-H proje ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Donald Trump speechwriter apologizes for Melania Trump's speech

    CLEVELAND – A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama s ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Judge blocks Illinois redistricting plan from ballot

    CHICAGO – A voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge de ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up. GOP denounces Hillary Clinton

    Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up.Republicans may have mixed feelings about nominating Donald Trump for pre ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Mike Pence's Indiana record more complicated than campaign claims

    INDIANAPOLIS – The national rollout of Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has touted the Indiana governor's record on jobs, tax cuts, i ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Kansas officer killed while looking for drive-by suspect

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was shot and killed on Tuesday while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting, police ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

    LONDON – With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think NIU should leave the MAC?
    Yes, for the Big 12
    Yes, for the American Athletic Conference
    No, they should stay put