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  • Weekly U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 294,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as the continued low levels of applicants reflect growing job security.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Powerful storm begins to pound Northern California

    SAN FRANCISCO – A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years pushed across parts of Northern California early Thursday after ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • 'Birdman' tops Golden Globes with 7 nominations

    NEW YORK – "Birdman" squawked loudest in the Golden Globes nominations, flying away with a leading seven nods including best picture in the comedy or ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • DeKalb Area Women’s Center seeking funds to restore historic building

    DeKALB – Anna Marie Coveny of the DeKalb Area Women’s Center finds it amusing that the building that houses a women-centered organization doesn’t have ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Sycamore author to host discussion, book signing

    SYCAMORE – Fortune 1000 executive Robert Carr was not born into money. Carr, who was born and raised in Lockport, overcame a difficult and abusive chi ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • DeKalb County Board to mull sales tax referendum to help pay for jail expansion

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County voters could decide for the third time if they want to increase sales tax to help pay for an expanded jail.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • State election expert disagrees with board appointment plan

    DeKALB – At tonight’s meeting of the DeKalb Park Board, commissioners will discuss appointing someone to fill Per Faivre’s seat on the board for the n ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Dec. 11 Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Debt and hunger at birthplace of Ebola in Guinea

    MELIANDOU, Guinea – When 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno caught a fever, started vomiting, passed blood in his stool and died two days later, nobody knew wh ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • CIA fights back after torture report

    WASHINGTON – Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate’s investigation into the CIA’s harrowing torture practices after ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • McDonald's to trim menu, examine ingredients

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change per ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Uber removes driver accused of Chicago sex assault

    CHICAGO – The ride-booking company Uber has removed a driver after a customer reported she was sexually assaulted during a ride in Chicago last month, ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Woodstock woman among 3 charged with robbing man in Carpentersville responding to prostitution ad

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Three people, including a Woodstock woman, were charged Monday after allegedly robbing a man who was responding to a prostitution ad ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • DeKalb Big Lots to close Jan. 31, landlord says

    DeKALB – Another national retailer plans to shutter its DeKalb location after the holiday season. Di ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Bitter Mideast greets U.S. torture report with shrug

    CAIRO – This week's revelations about the CIA's harsh treatment of terror suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:11 pm
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