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  • Panama Canal turns 100, expansion hits snags

    PANAMA CITY – It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • DeKalb library fundraising on roll

    DeKALB – DeKalb Public Library leaders are almost halfway to their $3 million private fundraising goal to repay loans taken for the ongoing building e ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Aug. 15 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 ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Deficits eroding Sycamore School District 427 reserve funds

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 leaders have begun planning for next year as they seek to reduce a continuing trend of multimillion-dollar bud ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • DeKalb County residents fund their dreams with donation websites

    DeKALB – To fund his music career, Waterman resident and Christian artist Charlie Haley has worked 17-hour shifts, 10 days in a row during his job at ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

    CHICAGO – Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with compan ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Fort Knox' security for Illinois marijuana trade

    CHICAGO – Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • 'Huskie Pups' to debut at NIU this fall

    DeKALB — When classes begin in a couple of weeks, Northern Illinois University students will have access to an electronic tram to take them to class.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

    NEW YORK – A government scientist kept silent about a potentially dangerous lab blunder and revealed it only after workers in another lab noticed some ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Ukraine: We destroyed Russian military incursion

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia – Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night, NATO and Ukraine said Friday, and the Ukrainian preside ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

    BRUSSELS — The European Union on Friday sought to forge a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

    DAEJEON, South Korea — Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism, an appeal that might be a hard sell in South Kore ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at Midwest sites

    MOLINE — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

    DAKAR, Senegal — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people has turned parts of West Africa into a medical battle zone and could last u ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Alton woman sentenced for neglect of mother

    EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton woman has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal neglect of her elderly mother.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:13 am
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