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  • Ill. House panel plans daylong gambling hearing

    CHICAGO — An Illinois House committee is planning a daylong hearing on gambling expansion in the state.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • 13-year-old accused of bringing to gun school

    AURORA — An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found insid ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:06 am
  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

    PERTH, Australia – The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of t ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Local tanning salons respond to state ban

    A recent state law that bans anyone younger than 18 from using tanning beds aggravates Teresa Lynch.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • DeKalb man charged with DUI in fatal crash posts bail

    DeKALB – The 19-year-old DeKalb man accused of drunken driving in the crash that killed his sister early Saturday posted $400 bail Monday morning.
    April 15, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Washington Post, The Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

    NEW YORK – The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveilla ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • April 15 not really a deadline for most taxpayers

    WASHINGTON – The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don’t need to fret.
    April 14, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Life cut short, legacy 'forever': Conference room, award named for slain NIU student Steven R. Agee II

    DeKALB – When Kimberly Agee saw the Northern Illinois University conference room named in honor of her deceased son Steven, her face lit up with joy.
    April 15, 2014 - 7:02 am
  • Illinois gas station owners oppose tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD – Increasing fuel taxes to pay for Illinois road construction will hurt businesses – and hit consumers at the pump, gas station owners sai ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • DeKalb retains two finance consultants

    DeKALB – Two consultants will review the city of DeKalb’s financial procedures through June after DeKalb aldermen agreed Monday to pay up to $45,000 f ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Poster artwork to be shown at Cracker Jax

    DeKALB – Polish poster artist Kaja Renkas will open an exhibit at Cracker Jax from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown DeKalb.
    April 14, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Attorney to deliver public-interest lecture

    DeKALB – A nationally renowned attorney and advocate for public justice and environmental issues will be the featured speaker at a free lecture at Nor ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:04 am
  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

    Our neighbor Sally Stevens presented me with a “history mystery” recently and I jumped at the challenge. It seems a friend of hers, retired Sycamore S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • DeKalb police think alcohol a factor in recent fatal crash

    DeKALB – Victoria “Vicki” Hale’s coworkers remember her as a tiny woman with a big smile who helped people who had been involved in serious crashes li ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Benefit planned for Cortland family

    CORTLAND – A benefit dinner will be held Wednesday to support the Powell family of Cortland after the unexpected death of their four-week-old daughter ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:52 pm
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