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  • Ferry stops service on Mississippi River

    MEYER — A farm cooperative has shut down a ferry service that shuttled agricultural products and other goods across the Mississippi River between west ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois General Assembly's top ethics officer is again recommending stronger rules to govern lawmakers — including open records abo ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • BC-ML--Holy Land-Good Friday,1st Ld-Writethru

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusale ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • DeKalb releases former finance director separation agreement

    DeKALB – The finance director who resigned from her DeKalb post in early March received more than $9,000 for accrued time off as part of a separation ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 U.S. states last month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sl ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.Flight controllers confi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Folk trio takes opera house stage

    SANDWICH – A Band Called Honalee, a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary, will perform at the Sandwich Opera ...
    April 17, 2014 - 6:03 pm
  • April 17 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 ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Keslinger Road bridge replacement planned at last

    SYCAMORE – Work to repair the Keslinger Road bridge should begin this fall and be complete by the end of the year, DeKalb County Engineer Nathan Schwa ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state’s conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Report: April soil moisture level high

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois officials said the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois.The Universit ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month: Agencies, programs work to reverse rising incidence of abuse

    DeKALB – When Valarie Redmond’s 3-year-old daughter Alexandria frustrates her, she sings. Redmond mi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet to date

    LOS ANGELES – Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected – a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Homesick for prison, felon gets 3 years

    CHICAGO – A felon who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid

    PEORIA – Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor have raided a home, seizing com ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
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