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  • Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

    NEW YORK – McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't e ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Jon Stewart sets Aug. 6 as 'Daily Show' last show

    NEW YORK – Jon Stewart says Aug. 6 will be his last night hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
    April 21, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Jeb Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking t ...
    April 21, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • Route 72 through Fairdale reopens

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has reopened Route 72 throughout DeKalb County and the community of Fairdale, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Sc ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • April 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 ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Low-level drug offenders to avoid jail

    CHICAGO – Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and aro ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas

    CANTRALL – A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this month is raising questions about how best to warn rural ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Woman airlifted from accident scene near Genoa

    GENOA – A woman was airlifted Monday afternoon to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford from the scene of a wreck at the intersection of Base Lin ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Participants wanted for Memorial Day Parade

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for participants to walk in the Memorial Day Parade on May 25. 
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Rauner appoints Burzynski to health board

    DeKALB – Former state Sen. J. Bradley Burzynski has been appointed to the state’s Health Facilities and Services Review Board.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dye

    NEW YORK – This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic c ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP’s Darin LaHood favored in race to replace Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • 3 face charges after DeKalb heroin bust

    SYCAMORE – Three people arrested on charges of possession of heroin Saturday remained in custody Monday.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Phone repair shop opens in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Raul Rodriguez opened his first Certified Phone Repair in Rockford last August but as business quickly picked up, he picked DeKalb as his sec ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:09 pm
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