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  • Biden announces death of son, Beau, of brain cancer

    WASHINGTON – Beau Biden, who followed his father, Vice President Joe Biden, into politics and was twice elected attorney general of Delaware, died Sat ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Disagreement over impact if U.S. surveillance laws do expire

    WASHINGTON – Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expi ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up th ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois still refining rape kit rules after infamous cases

    CHICAGO – The problem of mishandled or ignored rape kits persists nearly a decade after some were discovered gathering dust at a suburban Chicago poli ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Illinois State University trustees raise tuition, fees

    NORMAL – Illinois State University trustees have approved a 1.6 percent increase in tuition and fees in response to expected cuts in state funding.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Rockford police train officers to deal with mentally ill

    ROCKFORD – Rockford police say more than half of their officers are specially trained to deal with the mentally ill.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Hastert indictment has Illinois hometown sifting memories

    YORKVILLE – Before he was U.S. House speaker and second in line to the president, Dennis Hastert was known around Yorkville, Illinois, as Denny the co ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • County unemployment rate falls to 4.6 percent in April

    DeKALB – The county’s unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent last month, down from 6.1 percent in April 2014, according to preliminary figures rele ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Sycamore considers 'Cupcake Law' ordinance

    SYCAMORE – The city is considering adopting a state law that allows people who operate a home kitchen to make and sell baked goods – a law commonly kn ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Scrap metal stolen from Fairdale tornado site

    FAIRDALE – Authorities are seeking information on scrap metal that was stolen from the small town recently ravaged by an EF 4 tornado.
    May 30, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Sycamore Fire Department nets $35K in FEMA support

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department has received a $35,620 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase 16 new sets of protectiv ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • $32 million DeKalb County Jail expansion plan moves forward

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County committee is preparing to move forward with plans for a $32 million project to expand the DeKalb County Jail with a funding ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • May 30 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 - 11:45 pm
  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    CHICAGO – For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most co ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • 'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Measures advertised as promoting “clean energy” in Illinois – including a plan pushed by power-producing giant Exelon Corp. – have stall ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:33 pm
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