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  • U.S. lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

    NEW YORK – The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.
    NEW: April 27, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law en ...
    April 27, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • DeKalb man killed, wife injured in Aurora crash

    DeKALB – A DeKalb man was killed and his wife was injured Friday after a collision in Aurora.Eddie D ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people s ...
    April 27, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill nixing amendments

    WASHINGTON – Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Dog left for days inside animal control van

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a dog was forgotten and left for several days inside a Chicago Animal Care and Control van.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • State lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • DeKalb police come together for pancake breakfast

    DeKALB – DeKalb police Lt. Tracy Smith normally does paperwork in his office, but on Sunday, he was baking biscuits in the kitchen at the Knights of C ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • ‘Batman’ killer studied brain disorders before mass murder

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammuni ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan natio ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • DeKalb Public Library hosts annual ‘SW Extravaganza’

    DeKALB – Children dressed as their favorite “Star Wars” character were whisked to a galaxy far, far away at the DeKalb Public Library’s third annual “ ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Kishwaukee student newspaper returns in digital form

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College’s student newspaper, The Kaleidoscope, is up and running again – which allowed reporter and first-year student Megan Schwal ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • DeKalb Kiwanis celebrates organization’s 100th anniversary

    DeKALB – When Jack Goodrich joined the DeKalb Kiwanis in 1972, the organization’s biggest project was to run the local haunted house for Halloween. Cu ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • DeKalb crime drops in most categories

    DeKALB – Violent crime hit a 10-year low in the city of DeKalb in 2014, according to data released this week by DeKalb Police.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
    Yes, I feel safer
    No, I don't feel safer
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