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  • After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

    WASHINGTON – The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's relianc ...
    NEW: April 24, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Photos: Bears' Annen, Sutton help clean Fairdale

    Two Chicago Bears football players, Will Sutton and Blake Annen, pitched in their efforts in Fairdale on Friday, 15 days after a tornado struck the to ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Illinois budget cuts include $106 million less for Medicaid

    SPRINGFIELD – Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office as part of a budg ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    NEW YORK – PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial s ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • KC’s Raynor named United Way Spirit of Caring recipient

    Carla Raynor, coordinator of the Family Literacy Program in Adult Education and Transition Programs at Kishwaukee College, has been selected as the re ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Smelser chosen for national orchestra

    Carnegie Hall has chosen Benjamin Smelser, a trombone player from DeKalb High School, to join 113 other young people from around the country in the Na ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Federated Church to hold spring thrift sale

    The Federated Church in Sycamore will hold its annual spring Thrift Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25.
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Miguel brothers perform classics, jazz

    DeKalb natives Nick and Jeff Miguel will take the stage in musical performances on May 2 and 3 in Iowa City, Iowa.
    April 24, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Buy tickets now for drive-thru dinner

    St. George Greek Orthodox Church in DeKalb will host its sixth annual Drive-thru Greek Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Loans available for U of I students

    The Elmberg Student Loan Program offers student loans to this year’s DeKalb County high school graduates or former graduates who are planning to atten ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Lobster Boil funds distributed to charities

    The Lobster Boil at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb has been a tradition since 1967.This fundr ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Sycamore names Illinois State Scholars

    Forty-five Sycamore High School seniors have been named Illinois State Scholars.Illinois State Schol ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Applications available for masters scholarship

    The DeKalb County Community Foundation is accepting applications for a scholarship for masters level or post-undergraduate education. The Spinoso Mast ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • More than 12 hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high school

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – More than a dozen students suffered minor injuries after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a ce ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Lynch gets approved as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more th ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should scientists use DNA to bring back extinct animals, such as the woolly mammoth