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  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    WASHINGTON – Not another test!The lament of many schoolchildren was echoed across a congressional he ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • DeKalb library beam signers make names part of building

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library has been an integral part of Christine Holloway’s life since she was a child.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Rahm Emanuel pushes for Chicago parkland for Obama library

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance Wednesday aimed at substantially improving the city's chances of hosting the Obama presid ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • John Boehner invites Israeli leader to address Congress on Iran

    WASHINGTON – Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a j ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens more

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and thr ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:44 am
  • Joliet friends, neighbors and customers remember slain store clerk

    JOLIET – The death of Mohammad Eid shocked and saddened dozens of his friends, neighbors and customers of the Gardner Food Mart in Joliet, where he wo ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tues ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:35 am
  • U.S. home construction up 4.4 percent in December

    WASHINGTON – Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • 10 Things to Know for today: Jan. 21

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Learn to make meals for a healthy heart

    University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County will offer “Meals for a Healthy Heart,” designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Obama's State of the Union focuses on middle class; Hultgren and Kinzinger pan address, disappointed with tone

    WASHINGTON – Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda ste ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Technicians say cleaning furnaces annually will help cut heating costs, improve energy efficiency in cold winter months

    Although snow may be melting and temperatures may have climbed out of the single digits, beware – winter is coming. Still.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Some DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office cars now running on propane in effort to cut fuel costs

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy James Eklund accelerated his propane-powered squad car down Barber Greene Road after fueling up, his radio cra ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • District 428 apprised of capital improvements needed in next 5 years

    DeKALB – Schools throughout DeKalb School District 428 could use more than $33 million in improvements over the next five years, but that doesn’t mean ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Maple Park seeks planning commissioner

    The Village of Maple Park Planning Commission has an opening for a commissioner. The opening is for a term that expires in April.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
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