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  • Illinois budget impasse affecting emergency call systems

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents seeking help through their local emergency 911 systems may be on their own if the budget fight continues between Repu ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Buffalo’s grain silos finding new life

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A worn-looking collection of grain silos left over from Buffalo’s heyday as a shipping hub tower like enormous cement pipe organs alon ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Arbitrator: Facebook post no cause to fire Elgin officer

    ELGIN – An arbitrator has concluded that the city of Elgin didn't have just cause to fire a police officer over comments he posted on Facebook regardi ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Scientists at Fermilab power up 17-ton magnet for experiment

    BATAVIA – Scientists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have powered up a 17-ton electromagnet, which will be the centerpiece of an experime ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • University of Illinois donations dip, but still top $250M

    URBANA – Donations coming in to the University of Illinois dipped slightly in fiscal 2015, but still totaled more than $250 million.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Feds: Hacker, executive extorted company

    CHICAGO – Federal authorities said a California trucking company president plotted with a Serbian hacker to extort $40,000 from a Chicago-area softwar ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Police: Officers shoot, kill man wielding gun

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say officers responding to reports of someone with a gun shot and killed a suspect after the man allegedly rushed them wieldi ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas – The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • No end in sight to migrant wave

    ZAGREB, Croatia – One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach – and a week after the European Union agreed to secu ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Hope dims for finding survivors of deadly Guatemala mudslide

    SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala – Hope faded Sunday for finding any survivors of a mudslide that killed at least 114 people as the smell of rotting b ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Pastor's sermon: ‘Violence will not have the last word'

    ROSEBURG, Ore. – A pastor whose daughter survived last week's deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation Sunday that "violence will n ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Budget impasse cuts services for domestic abuse victims

    CHICAGO – Assistance for battered women and children statewide is dwindling because of Illinois’ budget impasse, and it could have long-lasting conseq ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Heavy rain, hundreds rescued in S.C.

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that bu ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Sycamore kids work to clean downtown area for Pumpkin Fest

    SYCAMORE – After helping to clean up the area around Sycamore Lake as a fourth-grader several years ago, Sycamore resident Olivia Cloat, 13, had an id ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Oct. 5 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 ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
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