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  • Bond set at $500K for DeKalb man charged with sexually assaulting child

    SYCAMORE – A judge set bond for a DeKalb man charged with sexually assaulting a child for whom his brother baby-sat.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:04 am
  • Provider plans to fill senior care void left by LSSI's closing

    DeKALB – A Chicago-based social service provider is set to open an office in DeKalb and hire workers who will be laid off when Lutheran Social Service ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Students highlight acting, speech skills in prep for weekend competition

    DeKALB – District 428 high school students got a chance to show off their charisma Wednesday in preparation for their regional forensics competition. 
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • NIU football: Lure of free tuition doesn't attract many students

    DeKALB – Like many students, Northern Illinois University senior Katie Caputo didn't go to a Huskies football game last season.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:03 am
  • DeKalb's PolarPalooza moved to Feb. 14.

    DeKALB – Flooding and a lack of snow had led to the postponement of DeKalb Park District’s PolarPalooza. 
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game

    WASHINGTON – Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water t ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • Decrying anti-Muslim bias, Obama pays 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    CATONSVILLE, Md. – President Barack Obama paid his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, appealing for tolerance for America's millions of Muslim ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Paul Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting angrily among themselves as he tried steering his frac ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Adnan Syed, central figure in 'Serial' podcast, is arguing for new trial

    BALTIMORE – A convicted murderer who was the focus of a popular podcast is returning to court to argue he deserves another trial and a new chance at f ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Shadowy companies, big bucks: Election mystery money returns

    WASHINGTON – Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this election. More than $4 million of it channeled to outside groups helping presidential ca ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Iowa shows polling is slippery business, getting more so

    WASHINGTON – Iowa's snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state's fi ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Climate change and pets: More fleas, more heartworm

    LOS ANGELES – Climate change doesn't just affect habitats for wildlife. It's also affecting cats and dogs.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Survey: U.S. employers added a solid 205K jobs in January

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses added a solid 205,000 jobs last month, lifted by robust gains in services and construction and extending a streak of stea ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican Sen. Rand Paul is dropping his 2016 campaign for president, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • Cortland Elementary hosts Literacy Night

    About 450 community members filled the halls of Cortland Elementary during the school’s Literacy Night.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is
    Other