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  • Conversations ‘reset’ on Ellwood neighborhood redevelopment

    DeKALB – When Ellwood Historic Neighborhood resident Kurt Thurmaier saw Northern Illinois University’s bold ideas, he didn’t think the institution was ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Tips for parents: Post carefully

    NEW YORK – Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. So ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Sycamore farm stand sales benefit Feed'em Soup

    SYCAMORE — Sycamore farmer Ben Drake considered closing down his sweet corn fundraiser for the Feed'em Soup Community Project last weekend before busi ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON – An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    ST. LOUIS – A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience s ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Suspect in Creston armed robbery at large

    CRESTON – The Ogle County sheriff’s office continued Tuesday to investigate an armed robbery at a convenience store early Sunday.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Electrical equipment likely cause of smoke in Kingston home

    KINGSTON – Fire officials were tearing apart ceilings in a Kingston home looking for electrical hot spots after residents saw smoke coming from a dini ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Chicago woman killed in Bali, daughter had troubled past

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abuse ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    AUSTIN, Texas – Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side — not to mention a team of high-po ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    CHICAGO – Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise — s ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois sees year's 1st human case of West Nile

    SPRINGFIELD – Health officials in Illinois are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Former Illinois school bus driver jailed for DUI

    WHEATON – A former school bus driver from northern Illinois has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for driving drunk while on duty.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:28 am
  • Chicago man accused of selling cocaine near NIU

    SYCAMORE – A 27-year-old Chicago man had his first court appearance Monday on allegations he sold less than a gram of cocaine near Northern Illinois U ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:13 am
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