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  • Lawmakers form school shootings task force

    CHICAGO – A task force of Illinois lawmakers looking at ways to prevent school shootings by helping mentally ill children before they lash out violent ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Proposal would have grads who leave Illinois repay state aid

    SPRINGFIELD – A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illino ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Records show doctors part of Illinois marijuana businesses

    CHICAGO – At least three doctors are listed in records as being involved with medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Trial of trucker opens Tuesday in fatal crash on Interstate 88

    WHEATON – A trial is set to begin Tuesday for a truck driver charged in a 2014 crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injured a St ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

    WASHINGTON – Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retireme ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Retrial to begin for photographer accused of taking eaglets

    OTTAWA – A northern Illinois nature photographer is set to stand trial for a second time on charges that he took two baby eagles.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Historic U.S.-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

    GENEVA – Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran’s nuclear activitie ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Lost amid fiery rhetoric: progress toward closing Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Lawmaker billed private planes, concerts

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights a ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

    NEW YORK – What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • NIU hazing cases continued to April 23

    SYCAMORE – The case against several men accused of hazing in connection with the death of Northern Illinois University freshman David Bogenberger was ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Mayor Emanuel looks to avoid runoff for 2nd term in office

    CHICAGO – In a city where the voters like tough-talking politicians, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pugnacious style is being put to the test Tuesday as ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Chicago Soccer Academy offers free clinic in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Chicago Soccer Academy will offer a free clinic Saturday for boys and girls ages 4 to 10.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Fogle: Area students participate in the Assemble ur Career Tour

    On Feb. 10, 136 students from DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston and Rochelle Township high schools participated in a visit, got a plant tour and then l ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • DeKalb County’s absentee in-person voting starts Thursday

    SYCAMORE – Voters can start casting their ballots Thursday for the April 7 election.The absentee in- ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:45 pm
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