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  • Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants

    GENEVA – The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barel ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Hinckley man arrested after passing fake $100 bills

    HINCKLEY – A Hinckley man faces multiple charges after police said he used counterfeit $100 bills twice in the same day at a Subway restaurant.
    May 31, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • U.S. consumer confidence slips in May

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence fell for a second month in May to the lowest level since November.
    May 31, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.
    May 31, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • DeKalb honors fallen veterans in Memorial Day parade

    Robert Moga lost his older brother, Rome, at age 20 in World War II. So every Memorial Day, the 84-year old Big Rock resident and Navy veteran honors ...
    May 31, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Puerto Rico's tourist industry feels economic sting of Zika

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – It was the wedding of one of her best friends, and Natalie Kao was going to be a bridesmaid in a fun, tropical setting on a sm ...
    May 31, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Few Memorial Day airport headaches, most wait times bearable

    MIAMI – Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memor ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday

    NEW YORK – Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 ne ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden

    SPRINGFIELD – Chicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Mond ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • On cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton

    PHILADELPHIA – Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data speciali ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Hope of Illinois budget agreement before deadline dims

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers signaled Monday they won’t have a budget deal before a key deadline, leaving the state hurtling toward another fiscal ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Football fans are raising money for statue of NIU mascot Diesel

    DeKALB – After the Northern Illinois University’s football team won its game at Purdue in 2009, it took Huskies fans Bob Smith and Tom Bonnevier about ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Changes made at DeKalb Cancer Center

    Two new physicians are joining the KishHealth System Cancer Center, part of Northwestern Medicine, in DeKalb and Rochelle.
    May 30, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Energize Fitness celebrates anniversary

    Energize Fitness, 1470 S. Peace Road, Suite 101, in Sycamore will celebrate its first anniversary with a week of specials and events.
    May 30, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Duffy: This time of year begs the question, 'What’s next?'

    As the school year comes to a close and graduation season is upon us, it’s time to think about what’s next.
    May 30, 2016 - 11:35 pm
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