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  • Illinois seeks to limit use of solitary confinement

    SPRINGFIELD – Brian Nelson’s years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he said he still can taste the concrete dust from h ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Gunman wounds 2 outside Wis. prom; killed by police

    ANTIGO, Wis. – An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students bef ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surged Sunday toward another round of pivotal presidential primaries as their party leaders faced ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Suburban Chicago pastor charged with sex abuse of child

    ST. CHARLES – Prosecutors said a suburban Chicago pastor has been charged with sexually abusing a child at his church in North Aurora.
    April 24, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration likely soon will release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that m ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • G-K Supt. Burgess named a leader of distinction

    DeKALB – The Genoa-Kingston school district's leader is a superintendent of distinction, the state board of education declared as it honored him last ...
    April 27, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • State overpaid DeKalb County entities more than $686K in replacement taxes

    DeKALB – Taxing bodies in DeKalb County were collectively overpaid more than $686,000 from the Illinois Personal Property Replacement Tax because of a ...
    April 25, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • Sycamore teen collects used bicycles for Eagle Scout project

    DeKALB – Ryan Loitz’s used-bicycle drive was operating like a well-oiled machine Sunday, even if the bicycles weren’t.
    April 24, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Road to dismissal: Pay phone record convinces prosecutor of McCullough’s innocence

    SYCAMORE – By October 2015, the case against Jack McCullough hinged on a critical, unanswered question: Where was the pay phone he used to call Sycamo ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Road closed after semi-trailer hits utility pole in Sandwich

    SANDWICH –  Traffic on Somonauk Road between Chicago and Pine Roads was shut down after a semitruck and tanker filled with nitrogen crashed into a uti ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Karate students earn blue belts

    Wolf and Maddie Cat provide a dynamic brother-sister combination punch when it comes to their dedication to Shotokan Karate as members of the Midwest ...
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Kirkland Citizen of the Year nominations sought

    The Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Kirkland Citizen of the Year.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Volunteer opportunities available at Midwest Museum of Natural History

    The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St. in Sycamore, invites community members to get involved at the museum.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Early Childhood Center at KC sets open house

    The Early Childhood Center located on the Kishwaukee College campus will hold an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 29.
    April 27, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club conducts food drive

    The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club is asking the community to assist in restocking the DeKalb and Sycamore food pantries.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think things will improve at NIU now that its faculty have voted to unionize?