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  • 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 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • ‘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 - 9:33 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 - 9:40 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
  • April 27 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later

    HOLMDEL, N.J. – With the Viet Cong making their final push toward taking Saigon in April 1975, the fate of thousands of Vietnamese orphans was uncerta ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

    SAN FRANCISCO – Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

    BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring eac ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:38 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
    No, but never felt unsafe