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  • Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new oppo ...
    NEW: Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON – Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    DUMA, West Bank – Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack t ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

    WASHINGTON – After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than i ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Attorney: Blagojevich will ask for rehearing

    CHICAGO – Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel of three judges recently tossed fi ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Zimbabwe to seek extradition of lion killer

    HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused intern ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Prophetstown man arrested, charged with third DUI

    SYCAMORE – A Prophetstown man was charged with driving under the influence for a third time early Friday after police said he was swerving between lan ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Special Olympics event generates nearly $6K

    SYCAMORE – Fifteen minutes into a benefit lunch at Texas Roadhouse in Sycamore, and already Mary Reynolds’ daughter had slipped away with a friend, an ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Clinton calls for the Cuba embargo end

    MIAMI – Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GO ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • NIU’s diversity officer to earn $185K

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s new chief diversity officer will earn a salary of $185,000 a year, along with several thousand more in an allo ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Officials find ‘nauseating’ smell, deteriorated conditions in downtown DeKalb building

    DeKALB – The smell is nauseating inside the vacant building at 112-118 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, and the structure has deteriorated beyon ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Fire crews fight Genoa pallet blaze

    GENOA – Workers at a Genoa-area pallet company were disposing of old pallets by burning them Friday afternoon when the wind picked up the embers and t ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Happy hour slow to catch on locally

    Not every bar and pub owner in DeKalb County is ready to toast the return of happy hour.In mid-July, ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Photos: Law enforcement Special Olympics fundraiser

    Special Olympics fundraiser was held at Texas Roadhouse in Sycamore hosted by the DeKalb Police Department, Sycamore Police Department, NIU Police, an ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Photos: Genoa Pallet Fire

    Fire crews from around DeKalb County respond to an out-of-control second-level box alarm fire when pallets burned too closely to the Cleary Pallet Sal ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:22 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