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  • Fifth-grader has inventive theme for Pumpkin Festival

    SYCAMORE – Hannah Sebby is patiently waiting for Pumpkin Fest, so she can wave to her family along the parade route.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • ‘Mr. Pumpkin’ statue unveiling to kick off Pumpkin Festival

    SYCAMORE – In a sense, Mr. Pumpkin will attend this year’s Pumpkin Festival.The 53rd annual festival ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Brian Bemis Auto Group recognized for providing parade cars

    SYCAMORE – Amy Bemis remembers helping officials at the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival for as long as she can remember, which is at least 30 years.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY – The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' co ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • 7 women's bodies found in Gary, Indiana; confessed killer in custody

    GARY, Ind. – Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Next Illinois governor debate: Things to Watch from Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, lock ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

    DALLAS – Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Police: Chicago woman killed by stray bullet

    CHICAGO – Cook County authorities say an 18-year-old woman has died after being shot by a stray bullet while sitting in a Chicago apartment.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • President urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold control of ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Early voting starts today

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb resident Patricia McKinley has been closely following the county clerk and recorder’s race and the attorney general race for this ye ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Genoa Township voters to be asked about corruption measure

    GENOA – Genoa Township voters will take a stance on limiting money’s influence on politics Nov. 4 as part of a national organization’s anti-corruption ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women

    HAMMOND, Ind. – An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 and told police where the bodies of three more women cou ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

    ATLANTA – Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal he ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:30 pm
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