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  • Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest

    BALTIMORE – The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • State officials seek award nominations

    SPRINGFIELD – State officials are seeking nominations for the annual “Illinoisan of the Day” award.T ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner’s aide sorry for social service cuts ‘miscommunication’

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief apologized to a House budget oversight panel Tuesday about any confusion caused by the suspension of $2 ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • First day of visitation for Cardinal George begins

    CHICAGO – Mourners gathered at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday for the first of three days of visitation for the late Cardinal Francis George ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • 100-carat diamond sells for $22 million at auction

    NEW YORK – A “perfect” 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over $22 million at auction on Tuesday.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Encore! TV does it again with planned 'Full House' revival

    NEW YORK – As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, “Full House” must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Sandwich man charged with sexual assault

    SYCAMORE – A Sandwich man charged with criminal sexual abuse was released on $500 bail Friday.Nichol ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • International students help broaden perspective at NIU

    DeKALB – Oleg Grachev said he was able to break a lot of stereotypes about the U.S. since he came to study from Russia three years ago via a U.S. Depa ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Sycamore City Council approves $56.7 million budget

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council approved a $56.7 million budget Monday for fiscal 2016 that is remarkable for what it doesn’t include: new taxes.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Sycamore man charged after attack on family member

    SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man who police say called them to tell them he had beaten up his stepfather remained in DeKalb County jail Tuesday.
    April 21, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

    WASHINGTON – Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Human trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote

    WASHINGTON – Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Bar ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • H-BR sets Kindergarten Round-up

    Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Round-Up from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.
    April 21, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Money Smart Week kicks off

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting to help Kishwaukee United Way kick off their largest financial literacy programming effort – Mo ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Hy-Vee donates to Sycamore Sports Boosters

    Hy-Vee in Sycamore recently donated $500 to the Sycamore Sports Boosters annual fundraiser "For the Love of the Game," which is scheduled this weekend ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:53 am
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