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  • DeKalb pastor blames pop-up ads for child porn charges

    DeKALB – A DeKalb pastor and former student mentor for District 428 said Wednesday that Internet pop-up ads were the reason authorities found images o ...
    NEW: June 3, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Ohio officer acquitted in 137-shot case faces assault charge

    CLEVELAND – A white patrolman found not guilty in the fatal shooting of two unarmed black suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire was charged ...
    NEW: June 3, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Decision to decriminalize marijuana in Illinois in Gov. Bruce Rauner's hands

    SPRINGFIELD – Signing a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana would be, some legislators say, "low-hanging fruit" for Gov. Bruce Rauner, wh ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Problem drinking affects 33 million – 14 percent of US adults

    CHICAGO – Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Survey: U.S. business hiring picks up in May to 201,000

    WASHINGTON – U.S. companies stepped up hiring in May, a private survey found, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy even after it co ...
    June 3, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • DeKalb Financial Advisory Committee debates hiring freeze

    DeKALB – A hiring freeze was the subject of debate Tuesday as Financial Advisory Committee members weighed the needs of city staff against limited fun ...
    June 2, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Photos: Kaneland Ends Season in Super-Sectional

    Images from Kaneland's 4-1 loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday. ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to Obama

    WASHINGTON – Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Age ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

    ZURICH – The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.
    June 2, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Visiting vintage Havana involves some old-school hassles

    HAVANA – Travel experts and upscale magazines are urging travel to Cuba before it changes. But visitors envisioning salsa in the streets and glamorous ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Teacher takes students to adult shop

    MINNEAPOLIS – A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking middle and high school students on a field trip to an adult novelty st ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • FBI behind surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities

    WASHINGTON – Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • March of Dimes announces new research center

    CHICAGO – Studying how discrimination and poverty might alter gene regulation and lead to premature births will be a major focus for a new research ce ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Californians reduce water use by 13.5 percent in April

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians are using less water, but they’ll have to conserve a lot more to achieve the mandatory cuts taking effect this month ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Exotic dancer sues Peoria-area strip club over minimum wage

    PEORIA – An exotic dancer from the Peoria area has filed a federal lawsuit against the strip club where she works claiming the business is violating s ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
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