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  • Face Time with… Bob Scherer

    The county fair has been in Genoa resident Bob Scherer’s blood since 1963, when he used to do tractor pulls with his neighbor.
    March 22, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Feed’em Soup moves to smaller location, expands operations

    DeKALB – Feed’em Soup, a community project dedicated to helping out those in need among the community, is moving to a smaller space as it looks to exp ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Pay-It-Forward House celebrates 10 years of good-nights' rest

    SYCAMORE – As Barry Cohn’s wife of 43 years rested in her final weeks of life in Kindred Hospital last summer, he was almost always by her side.
    March 22, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Sycamore officials express concerns about plans for new digital billboard

    SYCAMORE – A new company is looking to bring a bright form of advertising to the city.Jay Sauber and ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Sycamore man, dog uninjured after rollover accident in Clare

    CLARE – Jeff Platt was able to walk after his vehicle and hauler overturned on Route 64 Sunday morning with him – and his four-legged traveling compan ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

    According to a recently released internal memo, Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday.
    March 22, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • For liberal Israelis, Netanyahu’s win is a reality check

    TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly irrevers ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • U.S., Iran cite progress in nuke talks, although deal is unclear

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With 10 days to a nuclear deal deadline, top U.S and Iranian officials spoke Saturday of substantial headway, and Iran’s presi ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Glitch sends false notice to crime victims, triggers probe

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Routine computer maintenance caused a major technical glitch that sent out thousands of false reports, saying prison inmates had been ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Shiite rebels call for Yemen offensive; US troops evacuate

    ADEN, Yemen – Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president, as U.S. troops were ev ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    WASHINGTON – The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    IOTO, Japan – Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Satur ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Slain civil rights activist to receive posthumous degree

    DETROIT – For 24 years, a stone marker has stood along US 80 in Alabama near the spot where Viola Gregg Liuzzo was fatally shot by Klansmen while shut ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

    SAN FRANCISCO – Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bar ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:07 pm
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