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  • Trafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences

    CHICAGO – Identical twin brothers who ran a drug-trafficking ring that spanned much of North America were sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison afte ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Jan. 28 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 ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Rauner previews ‘right to work zones’ as priority

    DECATUR – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wants to prioritize creating “right-to-work zones” in economically depressed areas where local officials c ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines

    WASHINGTON – Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipeline ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • New England states get hit by blizzard’s 2 feet of snow

    BOSTON – Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the m ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Leader warns Jews again are targets

    BRZEZINKA, Poland – A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent anot ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Faculty voting on contract with Kishwaukee College

    Note to readers: This story has been changed from its initial version to indicate that an instructor at Kishwaukee College says he did not intend to h ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Police: NIU student approached woman in shower

    DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University student is facing criminal charges for allegedly approaching a woman in a shower stall and grabbing her arm, N ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Military has wide discretion on Bowe Bergdahl charges

    WASHINGTON – Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Ber ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Former Sycamore resident admits to child porn possession

    SYCAMORE – A former Sycamore resident faces up to 10 years in federal prison after admitting Tuesday to having more than 600 images of child pornograp ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, ev ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are moving toward a vote authorizing legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigrat ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Support for, questions about free community college plan

    MALTA – If community college had been free to attend when he graduated from high school, David Hahn might not have waited more than a decade to start.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • 2012 Crystal Lake South grad dies after hit-and-run at Illinois State, former coach says

    Ben Allison, a 2012 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, died Tuesday morning after being involved in a hit-and-run incident Saturday at Illino ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

    WASHINGTON – The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inqu ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:53 am
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