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  • Judge acquits Kingston’s ex-leader in corruption case

    SYCAMORE – A judge has acquitted former Kingston Village President John Munro of corruption charges after a three-day trial during which his defense a ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Acoustic lunch

    Eric Schroeder of DeKalb performs "Sakura," a Japanese folk song about spring, the season of cherry blossoms, on guitar near Van Buer Plaza in downtow ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Resource Bank opens new Sycamore branch in rehabbed building that began as a garage

    SYCAMORE – The historical fieldstone structure at 351 N. Main St. has had many uses over the past 111 years.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • President Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. – President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Clinton foundation to alter donations policy if elected

    NEW YORK – The Clinton Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Gawker.com dies next week, killed by an unhappy subject

    NEW YORK – Gawker.com, the brash New York website that broke new ground with its gossipy, no-holds-barred coverage of media, culture and politics, is ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 2:39 pm
  • Obama administration to end use of private prisons

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department says it's phasing out its relationships with private prisons after a recent audit found the private facilities hav ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:31 pm
  • Tammy Duckworth takes on Donald Trump, Republican Party at Illinois fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth on Thursday decried what she called Republicans' "hate-filled" vision for America durin ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Chicago police recommend firing of 7 cops for false reports in Laquan McDonald shooting

    CHICAGO – Seven Chicago police officers accused of filing false reports in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014 should be fire ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Harley-Davidson to pay $15 million over clean air violations

    WASHINGTON – Harley-Davidson Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $15 million to settle a U.S. government complaint over racing tuners that caused its motorcyc ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Brazil police official: Ryan Lochte made up story about robbery

    RIO DE JANEIRO – A Brazilian police official is telling The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed a ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Donald Trump rattles Republican consensus in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – When it became apparent that Donald Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination, Andy Rasmussen's path seemed clear: he re ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 8:26 am
  • Alaskan village eroding because of climate change votes to move to mainland

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Residents of a tiny island village in Alaska that has been ravaged by erosion blamed on climate change have voted to move to the m ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 8:14 am
  • Casts announced for IVT’s Sandwich Fair melodramas

    Audiences at the Sandwich Fair will be treated to two classic melodramas at the Indian Valley Theatre Melodrama Tent that will be full of puns and jok ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • KVAL hosts arts and crafts event for children

    The Kishwaukee Valley Art League sponsored an outdoor arts and crafts event for children at the recent Ellwood House Ice Cream Social using a garden t ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
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