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  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Medical marijuana a step closer

    By ANDREA AZZO - aazzo@shawmedia.com SOMONAUK – Multiple sclerosis patient and Army veteran Jim Ch ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Holder arrives in Ferguson after shooting

    CLAYTON, Mo. – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the sub ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Last 4 hostages have been freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Sycamore’s West Elementary invites parents to first day

    SYCAMORE – Marco Barrera was a little nervous to start his first day of school in Illinois, but he’s ready for whatever lies ahead.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • More than 4,000 NIU students to move in Friday

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents should brace for more than 4,000 Northern Illinois University students moving into residence halls.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • University Plaza owners consider redeveloping private dorms

    DeKALB – Owners of University Plaza want to turn the private dormitory into apartments for students in hopes of attracting more residents.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Committee exploring ways to fund DeKalb street repairs

    DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb’s Finance Advisory Committee aren’t ruling out any options that could help pay for $33 million in street repairs the ci ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • DeKalb man admits to public indecency

    SYCAMORE – A 42-year-old DeKalb man will have to register as a sex offender after he was sentenced to probation Tuesday as part of a plea deal.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Man faces another domestic violence charge

    SYCAMORE – Less than a month after he was convicted of aggravated battery and domestic battery, a 24-year-old Sandwich man is accused of injuring the ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • NIU explains campus Internet security upgrades

    DeKALB - Northern Illinois University officials explained their firewall upgrades Wednesday in light of incorrect reports claiming they were banning s ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Photos: Sycamore's First Day of School

    Images from Sycamore's first day of school celebration at West Elementary School. ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his tea ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:50 am
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