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  • DeKalb area residents urged to leave fireworks to professionals during July 4 celebrations

    DeKALB – The “oohs” and “aahs” that fireworks usually produce can also result in serious burns and property damage.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Unemployment rate at 4.7 percent in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – Caroline Petersen hasn’t seen any signs the job market is improving in DeKalb County even as the area’s metro unemployment rate returns to pr ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Riley Oncken resigns from DeKalb County Board

    DeKALB – District 3 Republican Riley Oncken has announced his resignation effective July 2, the day after a special DeKalb County Board meeting.
    June 25, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • District 428 set to hire new principal at Brooks

    DeKALB – Brooke Condon is poised to become the new principal at DeKalb's Brooks Elementary next school year, provided the school board approves her hi ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Clare man dies after morning crash

    CLARE – A Clare man died Thursday morning after he was involved in a car crash on Route 64 near his home, police said.
    June 25, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • U.S. consumers ramp up May spending; largest gain since 2009

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.
    June 25, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • Starved Rock visitors urged to take care

    UTICA – Officials are urging visitors at Starved Rock State Park to take care while hiking because recent storms have left trails wet and muddy.
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • House rejects legislation restricting severance

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has rejected legislation that would cap the size of severance packages community colleges can offer to departing admi ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • University Village kids learn to swim during free summer program

    DeKALB – Latoya Robinson wants her son to be prepared for everything life throws his way, and learning to swim is one of the skills he needs.
    June 24, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Coal City continues recovery after tornadoes

    COAL CITY – The mayor of Coal City says recovery efforts continue with eight public crews two days after tornadoes struck northern Illinois earlier th ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • New era ahead in police recruitment

    They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of fl ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • South Carolina honors victims; Alabama lowers flag

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Confederate flag flew high Wednesday outside the South Carolina Statehouse, but a large drape kept mourners from seeing it as the ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal is in the Republican race

    KENNER, La. – Pitching himself as a “doer” in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican president ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Police reports for June 24

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
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