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  • Dec. 22 police reports

    DeKalb city Amanda N. Smith, 22, of the 1100 block of South Cross Street, Sycamore, was charged Tues ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Government meetings

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Raising Illinois juror pay, reducing juries gets mixed reviews

    CHICAGO – A newly signed law that will more than double what Illinois jurors are paid while reducing the size of civil case juries is earning mixed re ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

    NEW YORK – The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government a ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Woman killed in crash north of Sandwich

    SANDWICH – A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Pratt and Sandwich roads Saturday morning killed a Sandwich woman and left a child seriously inj ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan’s school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule: He never cries when he buries the dead. He’s a professional, ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    SAN DIEGO – Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.The search fo ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 5 things to know about year-end tax breaks

    WASHINGTON – In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individ ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

    NEW YORK – A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility betwe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

    LOS ANGELES – The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba

    BLOOMINGTON – Illinois farm groups are looking to Cuba as a growing market for corn, soybeans, pork and other products the state produces, and they se ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for b ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois Tollway expects spike in holiday traffic

    DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois Tollway officials said they expect nearly 17.6 million vehicles to use the northern Illinois interstate system during the nex ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
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