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  • Technicians say cleaning furnaces annually will help cut heating costs, improve energy efficiency in cold winter months

    Although snow may be melting and temperatures may have climbed out of the single digits, beware – winter is coming. Still.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Some DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office cars now running on propane in effort to cut fuel costs

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy James Eklund accelerated his propane-powered squad car down Barber Greene Road after fueling up, his radio cra ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • District 428 apprised of capital improvements needed in next 5 years

    DeKALB – Schools throughout DeKalb School District 428 could use more than $33 million in improvements over the next five years, but that doesn’t mean ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Maple Park seeks planning commissioner

    The Village of Maple Park Planning Commission has an opening for a commissioner. The opening is for a term that expires in April.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Construction collapse kills 1, forces days-long I-75 closure

    CINCINNATI – Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major artery Tuesday after an overpass collapse during demolition work left ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Official: AirAsia jet climbed too fast, disappeared

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and sudde ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Jan. 21 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Jury selection starts in Colo. theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The first time James Holmes appeared in court, he wore chains and a jail jumpsuit and looked dazed, with his hair dyed a comic-boo ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • BP penalty trial dredges up gloomy images of 2010 Gulf spill

    NEW ORLEANS – Images of oil-coated birds and testimony about "widespread sociocultural harm" opened the third phase of a trial to establish penalties ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Kishwaukee College faculty union suspends strike

    MALTA – Union faculty members at Kishwaukee College on Tuesday voted to suspend a strike planned for today and scheduled a vote next week on ratifying ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Watching Obama speech? Check out tone, theatrics, loudmouths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his aides have been trickling out his State of the Union proposals on taxes, education, Internet access and mo ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Diana Rauner to focus on children, Executive Mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Bruce Rauner completed a furious first week as governor of Illinois. His high-profile wife is not far behind.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • TransCanada takes steps to acquire Keystone pipeline land

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline made good on its promise Tuesday to try to seize access to the Nebraska land it needs to ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Why cheaper jet fuel won't mean lower airfares anytime soon

    DALLAS – Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so m ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • New privacy concerns over government's health care website

    WASHINGTON – The government's health insurance website is quietly passing along consumers' personal data to outside websites, just as President Barack ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:33 am
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