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  • McDonald's testing McNugget recipe without preservatives

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is testing Chicken McNuggets with no artificial preservatives as it works to revive its U.S. business.
    April 27, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Ted Cruz calls a basketball hoop a 'basketball ring' while recreating 'Hoosiers' scene

    INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are courting Indiana voters by appealing to the state's love of basketball.
    April 27, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Students support Kick Butts Day

    Students from the Clinton Rosette Middle School Chapter of “Reality Illinois,” a statewide tobacco prevention program, supported national Kick Butts D ...
    April 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Kishwaukee College hosts annual Student Awards Day

    Kishwaukee College honored students for excellence in the classroom on April 5 at Student Awards Day in Jenkins Auditorium at the college. Awardees re ...
    April 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 2016 Paul Simon Student Essay winner named

    Jeri-Lamia Farmer has been selected the winner of the annual Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Paul Simon Student Essay Contest ...
    April 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore School District 427 reviews curriculum changes to meet state mandates

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 will roll out a series of new curriculum mandates, including a cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated ext ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Details of sex abuse could mean prison time for Hastert

    CHICAGO – When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would p ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Volunteer firefighter accused of arson in northern Illinois

    FREEPORT– A 20-year-old volunteer firefighter is accused of setting several fires in northern Illinois.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, union go to Illinois labor board over contract

    SPRINGFIELD –The Illinois Labor Relations Board is weighing whether negotiations have stalled between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the largest state workers ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Illinois bills would limit mentally ill from owning guns

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ ability to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally ill or pose a danger would be strengthened under several prop ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Rock Island woman who faked cancer gets 4 years in prison

    ROCK ISLAND – An Illinois woman was sentenced to four years in prison after she admitted to lying about having cancer to defraud thousands of dollars ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • State, local governments struggle to enforce “living wage” laws

    SEATTLE – States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed “living wage” laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their worke ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • West Elementary students run with teacher in 5K race

    Jami Thompson challenged her fifth-grade students at West Elementary in Sycamore to run the Northern Illinois University College of Law 5K race with h ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:18 pm
  • Sycamore Middle School names students of the month

    Sycamore Middle School has named its students of the month for March. The sixth-grade students are Miranda Baker, Nathan Lee, Olivia King and Navi Rui ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 staff begin diversity training offered by NIU

    DeKALB – Dozens of DeKalb School District 428 faculty and staff are receiving special training to help students deal with social and cultural differen ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What are your thoughts on Canada geese?
    Wish they'd stay out of the road
    Like having wildlife around
    They make a mess
    The goslings are so cute
    They're disturbingly aggressive