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  • April 17 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 18, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Keslinger Road bridge replacement planned at last

    SYCAMORE – Work to repair the Keslinger Road bridge should begin this fall and be complete by the end of the year, DeKalb County Engineer Nathan Schwa ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state’s conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Report: April soil moisture level high

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois officials said the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois.The Universit ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month: Agencies, programs work to reverse rising incidence of abuse

    DeKALB – When Valarie Redmond’s 3-year-old daughter Alexandria frustrates her, she sings. Redmond mi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet to date

    LOS ANGELES – Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected – a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Homesick for prison, felon gets 3 years

    CHICAGO – A felon who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid

    PEORIA – Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor have raided a home, seizing com ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    WASHINGTON – For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughte ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea – There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel bef ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Akst: Calling all Vulcans: please visit

    I don’t speak Klingon, but I have loved “Star Trek” TV shows and movies for years. I particularly like the explanation (revealed in “Star Trek: First ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve 4-decade mystery

    ELK POINT, S.D. – Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine – Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddl ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
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