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  • Lawmakers seek federal flood relief for farmers

    CHICAGO – Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation are asking President Barack Obama to approve federal disaster relief for farmers hit by severe ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • 25 years on, Americans with Disabilities Act has changed lives of millions

    NEW YORK – Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs’ world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer v ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Blase Cupich says Chicago Archdiocese will act on climate change

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Catholic archdiocese is the nation’s first to monitor its buildings’ power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Sandra Bland’s death in jail focuses new attention on inmate suicides

    DALLAS – When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determine ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Consumer groups questions lax Illinois laws on ATV safety

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has some of the least-restrictive laws regulating all-terrain vehicles, and enthusiasts and consumer advocates are divided abou ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Zoo asks public to vote on names for wolf pups

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Zoological Society says the new additions to Brookfield Zoo’s animal population are healthy. Now they just need names.
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Theater shooter John Russell Houser’s mental problems didn’t stop him from buying gun

    LAFAYETTE, La. – John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Star-studded opening ceremony kicks off ’15 Special Olympics

    LOS ANGELES – The Special Olympic World Games kicked off Saturday in Los Angeles as 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed into the Memorial Colis ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Turkey bombing ISIS, but also hitting Kurdish targets

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it’s afraid of losing clout with the U.S ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Sandra Bland funeral draws mourners, supporters to Lisle church

    LISLE – The upbeat music that played Saturday morning at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle was in stark contrast to the somber fa ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Hillary Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel in October

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Turkish bombing of IS marks end of tacit truce

    ISTANBUL – Last month, the first edition of the Islamic State group’s Turkish-language magazine contained not a word of criticism of the Turkish gover ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

    WASHINGTON – A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hill ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • No warning as drifter with violent past opened fire

    LAFAYETTE, La. – A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet a ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles

    DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took contro ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you want to happen to the vacant building at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb?
    Rehab it
    Knock it down and build new
    Whatever brings new business there quickest