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  • Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court

    BOSTON – A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the ann ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • 292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's souther ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    BRUSSELS – NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the allian ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter

    WASHINGTON – U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building perm ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Gambling plans to be heard at Wednesday hearing

    CHICAGO – Expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during hearings on the legislation.
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    EVANSTON – They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Somonauk students win video contest

    A video created by students in the agriculture program at Somonauk High School was selected as the winner of a nationwide contest held by the National ...
    April 15, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Chicago-only casino option to face scrutiny

    SPRINGIFELD – The regionally divisive concept of expanding gambling only in Chicago is expected to be a central issue in hearings Wednesday as an Illi ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Hospitals boost economy in ways other than tax revenue

    DeKALB – Local officials say the more than $400 million that KishHealth System pumped into the local economy in 2012 far outweighs the roughly $2.8 mi ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • First women move into Army platoon jobs

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Jury deliberations underway in DeKalb armed robbery case

    SYCAMORE – Jurors spent more than seven hours Tuesday considering the fate of 22-year-old Matteson man accused of robbing at gunpoint two DeKalb apart ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well.It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are going throu ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Sycamore artists showcase ‘Faces Around Town’

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore artist Bill Mitchell’s dermatologist doesn’t know yet that there is a portrait of her on display in a long-vacant storefront windo ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • DeKalb council examines crime free housing performance

    DeKALB – City of DeKalb leaders continue to examine the Crime Free Housing Bureau’s impact on crime in the city’s rental properties.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • D-428 OKs early childhood center addition to middle school

    DeKALB – Huntley Middle School will add a younger set of students to its population.The District 42 ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:26 pm
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