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  • Letter: I heard a lot of entitlement at RNC

    I watched much of the Republican National Convention and all of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech. I saw a privileged set of people who were angry at h ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • DeKalb police respond to possible bomb threat at Wal-Mart

    DeKALB – Police searched garbage bins Monday at the entrance to DeKalb's Wal-Mart, 2300 Sycamore Road., DeKalb, after a suspected bomb threat.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Kishwaukee Fest returns, features skateboarding, bacon

    Local skaters will take over Locust Street on Wednesday in downtown DeKalb, as they flip and grind their way into Kishwaukee Fest after the celebratio ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • DeKalb police nab teen suspected in string of 60 vehicle burglaries

    DeKALB – Police arrested a 17-year-old DeKalb boy Monday morning suspected in 60 vehicle burglaries over the past several months.
    July 26, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Court ruling affects DeKalb City Council's vote discussion

    DeKALB – A court decision in a nearby town has DeKalb officials considering how City Council members vote on measures and pondering whether rules need ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 board slams teachers as negotiations drag on

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 board took the rare step of publicly criticizing the teachers union Monday after contract negotiations apparen ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren thrill Democratic convention

    PHILADELPHIA – Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same e ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord

    PHILADELPHIA – First came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of ...
    July 25, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Die-hard Bernie Sanders' backers divided on backing Hillary Clinton

    PHILADELPHIA – With boos and chants of "Feel the Bern," die-hard backers of Bernie Sanders signaled on Monday that they just aren't ready to coalesce ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:47 pm
  • EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution

    WASHINGTON – The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Shame! Debbie Wasserman Schultz booed during remarks on Day 1 of DNC

    PHILADELPHIA – Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of "shame!" on Monday as the party tried to m ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:59 am
  • Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'

    SPRINGFIELD – Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues."
    July 25, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • 'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops thi ...
    July 25, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • Donald Trump taunts claims that Russia hacked DNC emails for him

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a "joke" claims by Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousand ...
    July 25, 2016 - 8:26 am
  • 2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:07 am
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