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  • State retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they're willing to come back on ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • DeKalb patrol officer died over the weekend

    DEKALB – Patrol officer Thomas Reilly died in his home Saturday morning, DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said at a city council meeting Monday. 
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • U.S., Turkey plan for ‘safe zone’ free of IS in northern Syria

    BEIRUT – Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • More residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

    CHICAGO – As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she’ll keep doing it once s ...
    July 28, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Opening statements made in late officer’s trial

    CHICAGO – A prosecutor said a man being tried for allegedly killing a Chicago police officer in 2010 hated police and surprised the officer as he chan ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • July 28 police reports

    DeKalb cityTravis Y. Butler, 31, of the 700 block of North 12th Street, DeKalb, was charged Saturday ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • 2 jailed after home invasion attack in DeKalb

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man and woman who police say were among a group that forced their way into a DeKalb apartment, dragged out one of its occupants an ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Fatal car crashes in 2015 same as last calendar year in DeKalb County

    SYCAMORE – It’s only July, but there have been as many car accidents and traffic deaths in DeKalb County this year as there were in all of 2014, DeKal ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • 3M expansion project cleared to start

    DeKALB – 3M can move dirt and begin working toward its expansion project by Saturday, after City Council members unanimously approved the initial plat ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Reward offered to find lost NIU research turtle

    A cash reward is now being offered for finding the Blanding’s turtle that was being tracked by Northern Illinois University and the Forest Preserve Co ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Community talks continue on NIU campus

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb is wrapping up its community input events, part of devising its 10-year economic and development makeover plan. Residents ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • Sycamore family ponders future after loss of 19th-century barn

    SYCAMORE – Keith Elliott used to look at his Old State Road farm property every morning and see the red barn that had been passed down for five genera ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Photos: Lego Building at DeKalb Library

    The Rockford Discovery Center Museum taught a lego gears program at the DeKalb Public Library on Monday, July 27, 2015.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas – A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman w ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:07 pm
  • Mike Huckabee criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is likening the agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal to "marching the Israelis to the doo ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Reader Poll

    Will you miss the cannon at Northern Illinois University football games?