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  • Lunch prices may increase in DeKalb schools

    DeKALB – Lunch prices could rise by 6 to 10 percent for students in DeKalb School District 428 schools next year.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • FFA Week winds down with petting zoos

    SYCAMORE – Kyle Crandon almost was able to use the excuse that a goat ate his homework.While petting ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Emphasis on ACT shifting with arrival of PARCC

    SYCAMORE – Brett Bemis hopes to improve his ACT score from 27 to 30.It’s the best way the Sycamore H ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    SUN CITY, Ariz. – Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursd ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Ted Cruz: Make candidates who claim conservatism prove it

    OXON HILL, Md. – Republicans must not let themselves be tricked into picking a moderate presidential nominee in 2016, by demanding their hopefuls have ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Net Neutrality: Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Former attorney for Drew Peterson: murder-for-hire scheme a setup

    JOLIET — Drew Peterson’s former defense attorney made public Wednesday letters he says are from a prison inmate that allege Peterson is being set up o ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Woodstock teen ID'd as victim of fatal crash with Metra train at crossing

    WOODSTOCK – The victim of Wednesday's fatal Metra-vehicle collision has been identified by the McHenry County Coroner's Office as 19-year-old Amanda L ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Ben Carson kicks off conservative CPAC event

    OXON HILL, Md. – Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson criticized "purveyors of division" and said the country needs to move in a new direction as he kicked ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • House Speaker Michael Madigan renews push for 'Millionaire's Tax'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:45 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 313,000

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • D-427 reductions to trim staff, not popular classes

    SYCAMORE – Tammy Waymire’s son is a fourth-grader at South Prairie Elementary School who has an individual education plan and has received extra help ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Rauner confident on budget deal Cullerton says isn't close

    SPRINGFIELD – New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Wednesday that he and Democratic legislative leaders have hit a roadblock in negotiations over w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Program puts drug test in hands of Chicago police

    SPRINGFIELD – A House panel on Wednesday backed a proposed pilot program that would allow Chicago police to use a field test to determine whether a re ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Feb. 26 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 ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:48 pm
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