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  • McCaleb: Let state leaders know: Adopt a budget

    We don’t often express our opinion on the front page of the newspaper.Today, we make a rare exceptio ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Sycamore D-427 approves tentative fiscal 2017 budget

    SYCAMORE – Despite money-saving efforts, Sycamore School District 427 faces another cash shortfall entering fiscal 2017, meaning the district might ne ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Former Genoa man heads to trial on child pornography charges

    SYCAMORE – A former Genoa man who was acquitted last month of charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl could face trial on unrelated child porn ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • Brenton Cleveland’s brother: ‘He didn’t rape the girls’

    SYCAMORE – The brother of a Kingston man accused of raping two girls at his 18th birthday party lashed out Tuesday at those upset about the 18-year-ol ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Our view: Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasse

    NOTE TO READERS: Today's editorial was written by the Editorial Board of the State Journal-Register in Springfield and is being published in newspaper ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • DeKalb County small-business incubator set to open to users in July

    DeKALB – After it started as only an idea that popped up at a committee meeting in January, DeKalb County officials are expecting to welcome the first ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Hillary Clinton on Benghazi report: Time to 'move on'

    DENVER – Hillary Clinton said Tuesday the nation should move on after Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee released a report critical of the sl ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Google offers new way for users to block ads, personal data

    SAN FRANCISCO – Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:51 pm
  • Senate Democrats block GOP's Zika funding bill

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats have blocked a GOP-drafted measure to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, accusing Republicans of packing the ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Donald Trump's Muslim ban: From simple clarity to plain confusion

    NEW YORK – From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Some debatable Elizabeth Warren claims at Hillary Clinton stop

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the Democrat ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Judge allows Kingston suspect in double-rape case to vacation with family

    SYCAMORE – A judge gave a Kingston man accused of raping two girls at a party on his 18th birthday permission to go on vacation with his family to Wis ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after 6 kids killed

    NEW YORK – Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the units toppled over and fell on them.
    June 28, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

    NEW YORK – By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imper ...
    June 28, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • U.S. home prices climb in April; 7 cities set new records

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — including Boston, Charlotte, Portland, Oregon, San Francisco and Seattl ...
    June 28, 2016 - 9:04 am
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