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  • McCullough appealing 1957 murder conviction

    SYCAMORE – Jack McCullough brought a box of FBI documents to his sentencing hearing for the killing of Maria Ridulph that he said prove his innocence, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Fertilizer spill leads to Route 23 closure

    GENOA – A fertilizer spill led emergency crews to close Route 23 north of Genoa for several hours Tuesday.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Study: Minority kids may be hit hardest by Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, pre ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Big shoes to fill: Ron Carter retiring as director of NIU Jazz Ensemble

    Ron Carter seems to have been destined for jazz greatness. Given the same name as legendary jazz bas ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Navalny’s conviction a chilling message

    MOSCOW – A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin’s main critic for years, a sign of Putin’s increasing ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Mich ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

    RACINE – Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a h ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Sycamore man sentenced for sexually assaulting 7-year-old

    SYCAMORE – The victim’s parents asked for the maximum of 67 years in prison. Prosecutors suggested 20 years; the defense attorney suggested the 15-yea ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Sycamore OKs license fee for peddlers

    SYCAMORE – Solicitors who go door-to-door to sell items in Sycamore will now pay an added fee to conduct their business.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Sycamore increases opportunities for assisted living facilities

    SYCAMORE – Inquiries about building an assisted living home in Sycamore have prompted the City Council to expand the areas in which one could be allow ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Spring corn planting still sputters in key states

    ST. LOUIS – At a time most years when farmers would be in full swing of planting corn, Stanley Blunier and most other growers near his central Illinoi ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Illinois audit: Police training money misspent

    SPRINGFIELD – The agency that sets standards for Illinois law enforcement officers misspent grant money for police training and didn’t keep proper rec ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Rauner details some views on immigration

    CHICAGO – Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said he supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegal ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • April 23 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 22, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Job market for college grads better, still weak

    WASHINGTON – With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job marke ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:31 pm
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