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  • NIU to entice students to football with tuition prize

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University will offer students a chance to win free tuition if they show Huskie pride. 
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Robert Smith appointed Genoa police chief

    DeKALB – The Genoa City Council has approved Robert Smith as the city's new police chief.Smith has s ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Judge jails Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing marriage licenses

    ASHLAND, Ky. – A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • DeKalb County Judge denies armed robbery suspect's plea for lower bond

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge denied a bond reduction request Thursday for a man accused of an Aug. 26 armed robbery of a T-Mobile store in DeKalb.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • U.S. trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

    WASHINGTON – Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:18 am
  • DeKalb County Finance committee OKs $90M budget plan

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County Board finance committee approved a $90.8 million county budget plan Wednesday that dips into reserves but spares jobs.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Illinois economic index holds steady in August

    URBANA – A University of Illinois index of the state’s economy remained steady in August in spite of volatile U.S. and international stock markets.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Lawsuit: U of Illinois retaliated over claim

    URBANA – A former University of Illinois graduate student is suing the school’s board of trustees and others, claiming administrators retaliated again ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • August ends cool and dry across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – The state climatologist says most of August was relatively cool and dry across Illinois.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • 8 now dead from Legionnaires' disease in western Illinois

    State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the numbe ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Peoria, creator of Twitter parody account settle suit

    CHAMPAIGN– The city of Peoria tentatively agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a T ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Records show university’s response to Holmes

    DENVER – More than a month before James Holmes’ rampage at a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus pol ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Rauner wins labor fight; House fails to override veto

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Demmer will seek 3rd term in state House

    SPRINGFIELD – Dixon Republican Rep. Tom Demmer said he will seek a third term in the state House of Representatives.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:19 pm
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