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  • Expert: Recent tornadoes have struck out of season

    CHAMPAIGN – An Illinois weather expert said the phrase “tornado season” has lost some of its meaning during the past three years.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Schock says he leaves with sadness, humility

    WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock said Thursday he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility and vowed to work “tirelessly” to make amends ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Peoria officials express concerns about trucks

    PEORIA – Unsightly food trucks are a concern for officials in the central Illinois city of Peoria.Th ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • House passes budget, Senate next

    WASHINGTON – Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward Senate approval Thursday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto strugg ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Co-pilot deliberately slams plane into Alps; families ask why

    PARIS – Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pil ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Diet sodas fall in U.S.; Pepsi takes back No. 2

    NEW YORK – Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Our View: Local referendum won't solve federal issue

    A countywide referendum appearing on the ballot for the April 7 election will ask voters if they “support removing the corrupting influence of money o ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • State audit flags NIU for reimbursing $32K to employee for travel from home to work

    DeKALB – A state audit released Thursday found Northern Illinois University failed to comply with internal control guidelines and improperly reimburse ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • March 27 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 ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wedn ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Knox defense calls conviction grave error

    ROME – Amanda Knox’s defense lawyer urged Italy’s highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American’s conviction in the 2007 murder of her British r ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • DeKalb scholar earns NIU teaching honor

    DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University psychology professor was named the 2015 Board of Trustees Professor, the university’s top honor for prominence ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Sycamore Golf Club to open Tuesday

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Golf Club is scheduled to open Tuesday, Sycamore Park District officials said.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Senate on spot to back measure plugging gap

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year’s budget and s ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
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