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  • Growth – but not expansion – seen in U.S. Internet gambling market

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Internet gambling is slowly growing – but not expanding – after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria base to deter Turkey

    MOSCOW – In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS

    PARIS – French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 a ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Urban farmers find success leads to eviction

    OMAHA, Neb. – After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become an expert at yanking out her black raspberry ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race

    WASHINGTON – On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce has agreed to tax breaks for three small companies that plan to add a total of 87 new jobs, the firs ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Springfield police chief bemoans body-cam 'burden'

    SPRINGFIELD – Springfield's police chief says a state law requiring officers to wear body cameras is too burdensome to local squads.SPRINGFIELD – Spri ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Local theaters, YMCA offering fun family activities for holiday weekend

    DeKALB – Don’t fear going stir crazy during the next few days as temperatures drop and families gather for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • UN weather agency: It's a record hot out there this year

    WASHINGTON – Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth’s wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Met ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Unemployment trending down in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Businesses in DeKalb and Kane counties combined to add 4,200 jobs year-over-year in October, with DeKalb County unemployment at 5.3 percent f ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • NIU law professors: Governors have no standing to deny Syrian refugees

    DeKALB – A panel of Northern Illinois University law school professors said Gov. Bruce Rauner and other governors in the U.S. don’t have the law on th ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Obama grants reprieve to turkeys 'Honest' and 'Abe'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation’s most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Nov. 25 police reports

    DeKalb city Brandon S. Bergman, 27, a transient from DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Nov. 21, with cr ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

    CHICAGO – Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police off ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Free Thanksgiving meals planned in DeKalb

    DeKALB – There will be opportunities for people seeking a Thanksgiving meal to find one in the morning, afternoon and evening.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:37 pm
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