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  • DeKalb police use Pearl Street homes for training

    DeKALB – Loud bangs rang out on DeKalb's Pearl Street on Monday as officers from throughout DeKalb County practiced storming into vacant houses.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change pra ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Michael Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list

    NEW YORK – Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have reached new heights, making Forbes world list of billionaires.
    March 2, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Crystal Lake police searching for 'despondent' 18-year-old; local school districts on lockdown

    Local school districts are on soft lockdown as police search for an 18-year-old who is believed to be despondent and possibly in possession of a firea ...
    March 2, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • DeKalb man jailed after attack with hammer

    DeKALB – A DeKalb man is being held without bond in DeKalb County Jail after police say he attacked a woman who lived with him with a hammer Sunday.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

    WASHINGTON – Consumer spending fell for a second consecutive month in January, weakness that was expected to be temporary. Income rose, reflecting str ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    CHICAGO – Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable dis ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    WASHINGTON – In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politic ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an offi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin opposition

    MOSCOW – For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional addre ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Indian Creek benefit is March 8

    The Indian Creek Community Concern for Children will present the 32nd annual People-for-People Auction on Sunday, March 8, at Indian Creek Middle Scho ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Rauner budget could mean fewer Amtrak trains

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois’ funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Joint birthday party for couple married 82 years

    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. – A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays – and their combi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take polar plunge

    CHICAGO – Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
    March 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
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