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  • Caseworker charged with theft from needy

    EDWARDSVILLE – A 40-year-old southwestern Illinois woman has been charged with stealing nearly $160,000 in public assistance for needy families while ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Museum puts newspapers edited by Lincoln online

    SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is making copies of a campaign newspaper edited by Lincoln and other politicians ava ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Chicago nightclub owners get probation in stampede deaths

    CHICAGO – The owners of a Chicago nightclub where 21 people were crushed to death in a stairwell in 2003 while fleeing pepper spray were sentenced Fri ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Commander who led Afghan mission retires

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois National Guard said the commander who led its largest post-World War II deployment has retired.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Rebuffed over refugees, Obama aims to shift focus to visas

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Regrouping from an embarrassing defeat in the House, the White House tried to change the subject away from its Syrian refugee ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Airstrikes hurt, but don’t halt, IS oil smuggling operations

    BEIRUT – The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group’s oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks tran ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Trump rivals decry his call for registering U.S. Muslims

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential rivals rushed Friday to condemn Donald Trump’s support for a government database to track Muslims in the United S ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Convicted spy Pollard is released after 30 years

    NEW YORK – Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to cour ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Gunmen attack hotel in Mali's capital, killing at least 20

    BAMAKO, Mali – Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French spe ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's secret stash of surplus military equipment

    FOX LAKE – The basement that is home to the Fox Lake Police Explorers post looks like disgraced Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was preparing for a zombie apocalyp ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • High school Sex Ed teaching 'Yes means yes' rape prevention

    BELMONT, Calif. – This is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school da ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Nov. 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 ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • NIU to pay $300,000 to winterize stalled Stevens Building project amid state budget impasse

    DeKALB – As the state budget impasse drags on, Northern Illinois University will pay $300,000 to winterize the Stevens Building to protect the progres ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack to seek 2nd term

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack announced Friday that he plans to seek another term.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • DeKalb County under winter storm warning until Saturday afternoon

    DeKALB – A winter storm warning for DeKalb County and its surrounding areas could mean 4 to 10 inches on snow and dangerous driving conditions beginni ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:18 pm
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