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  • CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army’s top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samp ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Storms ease in Texas, but runoff could mean more flooding

    HOUSTON – Although the deadly thunderstorms that lashed much of Texas have tapered off, many cities were still in danger of flooding Thursday as heavy ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • April jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every metro area in the state in April. It was the 14th consecutive ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • May 29 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 ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer

    SPRINGFIELD – An effort to generate much-needed revenue for Chicago and Illinois by opening a city-owned casino and expanding gambling elsewhere could ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Chicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire

    CHICAGO – A suburban contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to setting a fire at a Chicago-area radar facility in September that forced the cancellation o ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Bill would change procurement rules for public universties, including NIU

    DeKALB – State Rep. Mark Batinick has filed a house bill that he said will allow Illinois public universities to save up to $100 million in annual cos ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Project Enable to provide bikes to DeKalb residents for free

    DeKALB – Greater access to bicycles might would help residents of University Village be more connected with the community, said Lisa Cummings, co-coac ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Breweries, wineries, distilleries could boost DeKalb County's economy

    DeKALB – Local breweries, wineries and distillers could be a tonic for DeKalb County's economy.Repre ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Area police take to the rooftops for Special Olympics awareness

    Police officers across the state, including DeKalb and Sycamore, will be hanging out atop area Dunkin’ Donuts today to raise awareness for Special Oly ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Chicago Road will be resurfaced this summer

    Chicago Road between Maplewood Road and Somonauk Road will undergo resurfacing from June 8 through June 30. 
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Northern Illinois man's body to be exhumed in 1948 cold case

    OREGON – The former mayor of a northern Illinois city is making a final attempt to crack an unsolved double homicide dating back to 1948.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

    OXON HILL, Md. – They couldn’t be rattled. They couldn’t be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Former House Speaker Hastert charged with violating bank laws, lying to FBI

    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, a Republican who served as the U.S. representative from the 14th Congressional District for 20 years, was char ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Former Genoa-Kinston athlete, valedictorian Ethan Menges continues to fight from viral infection

    For Ethan Menges, hanging out with family and friends now means watching a movie from his hospital bed in Madison, Wisconsin.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:49 am
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