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  • New federal rules proposed for school accountability

    WASHINGTON – Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:58 am
  • Youth Sinfonia auditions June 4

    High school string, wind, brass and percussion players are invited to audition for CSA Sinfonia on June 4 in the Music Building at Northern Illinois U ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Stage Coach Players to present 'My Fair Lady'

    For the first time in its 70-year history, Stage Coach Players will present “My Fair Lady.”It is a t ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Beth Fowler dancers to present 'West Side Story & More!'

    "West Side Story & More!" is a fun high-energy dance show featuring award-winning dances and the show closer of “West Side Story.” This show will be p ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leav ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Protesters rally ahead of McDonald’s shareholders’ meeting

    OAK BROOK – Protesters rallied outside a McDonald’s for higher wage, and the company said employees at its headquarters were working from home Wednesd ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Sycamore High School students to travel to Nashville for musical field trip

    SYCAMORE – A group of Sycamore students will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for an orchestra tour the first week of June.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • DeKalb's Feed'Em Soup to close at end of month

    DeKALB – The Feed’em Soup Community Project will close its location at 251 E Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb at the end of the month.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • More than a year after being in a coma at death’s door, Ethan Menges bounces back

    ROSCOE – Sixteen months ago, Ethan Menges’ family members gathered around his hospital bed, as a life-support machine chugged and beeped in the backgr ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Rep. Pritchard voices frustration as House Dems pass spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Bob Pritchard was clearly frustrated after Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives introduced a 500-page spending ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Protesters rally at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook despite severe weather

    OAK BROOK – Severe weather could not stop the "fight for 15" on May 25 in Oak Brook.But a thundersto ...
    May 25, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • 11 states sue over President Obama's school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use ...
    May 25, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

    WASHINGTON – The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to de ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe: I followed the law in accepting donations

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he is confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

    For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • Reader Poll

    Did you attend a parade or Memorial Day service on Monday?