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  • Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

    BEIJING – Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous leve ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • DeKalb's Egyptian Theatre: Dancers prepare for Beth Fowler's 'The Nutcracker'

    GENOA – Sugar plum fairies and dancing Jack-in-the-Boxes twirled their skirts and plied for hours Sunday, in preparation for the December performances ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:51 am
  • University of Chicago calls off classes over online threat

    CHICAGO – The University of Chicago has canceled all classes and activities scheduled for Monday on its main campus following an online threat of gun ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:49 am
  • Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks

    LE BOURGET, France – President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to decrease tensions with Turkey, as the U.S. and Russian ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:48 am
  • 3 injured in two crashes on Beith Road

    CAMPTON TOWNSHIP – The Kane County Sheriff's Office handled two traffic crashes 14 hours apart with injuries to three people, both accidents in the ar ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Department of Defense honors Pritchard

    The Department of Defense recently recognized state Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, for his leadership in public policy changes that positively impact ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore Lions presentation

    At the Sycamore Lions Nov. 11 meeting, David Kuhn presented an inspirational message. Kuhn was involved in a highway accident with a drunk driver at a ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump said he couldn’t have been making fun of a reporter’s disability because he doesn’t know the man. Not so, says the reporter.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

    HONOLULU – A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant st ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

    NEW YORK – The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.Gone are the throngs of frenzie ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

    PARIS – A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

    BEIRUT – A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an intern ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • After Paris, U.S. political shift on privacy vs. security

    WASHINGTON – The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Local free community college plans may be template for U.S.

    CHICAGO – An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community co ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Police: Gang members targeted 9-year-old boy shot in alley

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured from a ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:56 pm
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