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  • DeKalb County spelling champ appears on WGN-TV

    Nolan Bunger, winner of the DeKalb County Spelling Bee, will be participating in a televised mock spelling bee airing on WGN at 6:45 a.m. today.
    May 18, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Obama puts stricter controls on military-style for police

    WASHINGTON – Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government f ...
    May 18, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • Amtrak trains back in service on busy Northeast Corridor

    PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week after a deadly crash in Philad ...
    May 18, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • Iraq war judged a mistake by today’s White House hopefuls

    WASHINGTON – A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake.
    May 18, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Officials: Saudi-led coalition resumes airstrikes in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen – Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels resumed early Monday in the southern port city of Aden after a five-day truce ca ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A powerful storm system stretched from Texas to Minnesota on Sunday, bringing heavy rains, flash flooding and the possibility of more ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Cardinal George's hat to be hung inside Holy Name

    CHICAGO – A centuries-old honor was planned Sunday for the late Cardinal Francis George.The ceremony ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Aurora Marine among 8 dead in Nepal helicopter crash

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says a U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer from Illinois made "the ultimate sacrifice" while helping t ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Police: 9 shooting victims were all members of rival biker gangs

    WACO, Texas – A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Amtrak may hit payout cap of $200 million in fatal crash

    WASHINGTON – For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims – the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low t ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Ill. among states to get heroin antidote into hands of public

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates “the nod” – a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back – a ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • States saying ‘no’ to cities seeking to regulate businesses

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something abo ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Government meetings May 18-21

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • DHS Interact Club hosts annual sleep-out for Shelter Box

    DeKALB – DeKalb High School senior Maggie Fellabaum and the rest of the Interact Club have been working on the Shelter Box sleep-out fundraiser throug ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • May 18 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:20 pm
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