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  • Rummage sale planned to support tornado relief

    A rummage sale that will benefit victims of the tornado that caused widespread damage in Fairdale is planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Uni ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • DeKalb County Board chairman proposes disaster recovery task force

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski Jr. made two proposals designed to help county government aid in the rebuilding effort after t ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. event aims to connect schools, businesses

    DeKALB – Charles Kaiser has not had difficulty attracting candidates for entry-level positions at National Bank & Trust Co. in Sycamore of late, but h ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Oaken Acres has been helping injured wildlife for 31 years

    SYCAMORE – There’s an injured baby raptor on the rural outskirts of the city.But fear not, these are ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Obama makes new push on middle-class tax proposals

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Barack Obama promoted his tax proposals Wednesday while criticizing congressional Republicans who are pushing to repeal th ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

    WASHINGTON – Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, surprising spring tou ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices

    WASHINGTON – The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an indust ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • As death of Abraham Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budg ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • GOP investigators asked Hillary Clinton about private email in 2012

    NORWALK, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account w ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • 4 ways a surging dollar rattles world economies, markets

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. dollar hasn't been on a roll like this since Ronald Reagan sat in the White House and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" ruled the box of ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

    DES MOINES, Iowa – For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run g ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday

    NEW YORK – Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies Wednesday.Airpo ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Cats chat with us through meows, blinks and roving whiskers

    LOS ANGELES – When it comes to cats, those meows mean ... well, a lot of things.With each purr, yowl ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Barbed Wire Betties to host roller derby bout April 18

    DeKALB – The Barbed Wire Betties, DeKalb County’s roller derby team, will host a bout against the Twin City Derby Girls from Champaign-Urbana on April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 15

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 15, 2015 - 9:01 am
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