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  • Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

    WASHINGTON – Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:18 am
  • DeKalb County Finance committee OKs $90M budget plan

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County Board finance committee approved a $90.8 million county budget plan Wednesday that dips into reserves but spares jobs.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Illinois economic index holds steady in August

    URBANA – A University of Illinois index of the state’s economy remained steady in August in spite of volatile U.S. and international stock markets.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Lawsuit: U of Illinois retaliated over claim

    URBANA – A former University of Illinois graduate student is suing the school’s board of trustees and others, claiming administrators retaliated again ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • August ends cool and dry across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – The state climatologist says most of August was relatively cool and dry across Illinois.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • 8 now dead from Legionnaires' disease in western Illinois

    State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the numbe ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Peoria, creator of Twitter parody account settle suit

    CHAMPAIGN– The city of Peoria tentatively agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a T ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Records show university’s response to Holmes

    DENVER – More than a month before James Holmes’ rampage at a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus pol ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Rauner wins labor fight; House fails to override veto

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Demmer will seek 3rd term in state House

    SPRINGFIELD – Dixon Republican Rep. Tom Demmer said he will seek a third term in the state House of Representatives.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Our View: Standing with police after Fox Lake officer's killing

    We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who was gunned down Tuesday m ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Sept. 3 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 ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Motorcyclists treated for injuries after crash

    SYCAMORE – A Hampshire woman was cited after police said she failed to yield at an intersection forcing two motorcyclists off the road near Sycamore.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Somonauk man charged with domestic battery

    DeKALB – A Somonauk man with two previous domestic battery convictions remained in the DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday on new charges.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Huntley Middle School hosts outreach night

    DeKALB – Getting to school events such as parent-teacher conferences can be challenging, so Huntley Middle School officials decided to bring the schoo ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:17 pm
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