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  • Barbed Wire Betties to host roller derby bout April 18

    DeKALB – The Barbed Wire Betties, DeKalb County’s roller derby team, will host a bout against the Twin City Derby Girls from Champaign-Urbana on April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 15

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 15, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Barb City Manor to host volunteer appreciation event

    DeKALB – Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd., DeKalb, will host a volunteer appreciation event at 6:30 p.m. April 23. The event is free and open to the p ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Late-night DeKalb City Council vote approves cutting comp time

    DeKALB – A group of salaried city employees will lose a costly pay perk after a late-night vote by the DeKalb City Council that prompted one alderman ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Lawyers seek lenience for Chicago pair

    BALI, Indonesia – Lawyers for an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that prosecutors improperly charged them with premeditated murde ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • New report singles out most litigious counties

    CHICAGO – A group that’s criticized the volume of lawsuits in Illinois has a new report it says contains mixed news for reform advocates.
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign

    MONTICELLO, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out the early cornerstones of her 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday, casting herself as a “champion” f ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • White House agrees to give Congress a say on an Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Passenger: Walter Scott didn’t deserve to die

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The passenger who was in Walter Scott’s car during a traffic stop before he fled and was fatally shot by a police officer say ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

    ATLANTA – All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized test ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Kidnapping in Nigeria remembered

    LAGOS, Nigeria – They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.
    April 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • State lawmakers: Rauner must offer pension plan soon

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner had better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand which includes budget-spar ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police officer charged with trying to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison for his third w ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Hospitals: $1.5B cut plan could cost jobs, services

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois hospitals say a proposal to reduce Medicaid spending by more than $1.5 billion from Gov. Bruce Rauner could lead to signif ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Judge sets June hearing in U of Illinois FOIA lawsuit

    URBANA – A Champaign County judge has set a June hearing for a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the University of Illinois by a profes ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
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