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  • Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto Co. says it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests at the halfway mark

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture says that both the corn and soybean harvests are about 50 percent complete.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Oregon shooter’s mother wrote about guns online

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The mother of the Oregon gunman who killed nine in a college classroom apparently wrote about her love of guns in an online forum, re ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Clinton, Sanders draw contrasts

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach thei ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Pumpkin availability to decline after Halloween

    NEOGA – There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • New auto safety tech leaves some drivers bewildered

    WASHINGTON – Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball

    LANSING, Mich. – A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her o ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were

    CHICAGO – The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation’s gun laws to the center of the presidential ra ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • County Triad to host free car safety check for seniors

    SANDWICH – The DeKalb County Triad will host a free vehicle safety check for DeKalb County seniors on Oct. 17.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • DeKalb Library to host architectural walking tour

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Library will host a 1930s downtown architectural walking tour Oct. 17 to raise funds for its expansion.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • DeKalb man faces child sex exploitation charges

    SYCAMORE – A 20-year-old DeKalb man remained in jail Tuesday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child after an incident involving a 13-year-old g ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • DeKalb Park District to offer new art program

    DeKALB – Cynthia de Seife is passionate about teaching people how to express themselves through the arts and is hoping to share her excitement through ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Sex offender charged after Sandwich High School visit

    SYCAMORE – A 55-year-old convicted sex offender from Melvin who faces felony charges for attempting to talk to a student at Sandwich High School broug ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • DeKalb County Board members differ on duty to cover state shortfall

    DeKALB – Local agencies are struggling as the state budget impasse continues and some are seeking county assistance in efforts to keep their doors ope ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • NIU organization sets up student housing for veterans

    DeKALB – Former military policeman and Northern Illinois University sophomore Matthew Galloway said he and his comrades needed to have a living space ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:57 pm
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