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  • Pet of the Week: Gypsy

    Meet Gypsy. Gypsy is a 2-year-old black and orange domestic shorthair mix available for adoption at ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Police: Sycamore man forced roommate to snort drugs

    SYCAMORE – A 19-year-old Sycamore man is accused of shooting his roommate with a BB gun multiple times and forcing him to snort crushed prescription d ...
    July 21, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Wisconsin train crash injures 2 people, spills oil

    SLINGER, Wis. – A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in southeastern Wisconsin, cau ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

    SAGINAW, Mich. – A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.
    July 21, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Chicago sets up affordable housing task force

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says a task force has been created in an effort to increase the number of affordable housing units in th ...
    July 21, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • 1 dead, 3 injured after Washington Park shooting

    WASHINGTON PARK – Police say one man is dead and three other people were injured during a shooting outside a Washington Park nightclub.
    July 21, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Divorced husband wants custody of the dog

    LOCKPORT – Canine custody has become the central issue in a couple's divorce proceedings.Susan Barro ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state's jobs situation as a political weapon.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    NEW YORK – Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.J ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    TOREZ, Ukraine – Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Candy falls from sky at Malta event

    MALTA – Cheers and screams could be heard Sunday as candy fell from the sky in Malta.The first Amazi ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Face Time with Leonard 'Windy' Ebright

    SYCAMORE – Leonard Ebright says everyone knows him simply by his nickname: Windy. Ebright, who was b ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Annual Kardboard Boat Regatta brings smiles, laughs

    Even though his son, Josh, sank into the Kishwaukee River on Saturday on the boat he helped build, Todd Burns of Sycamore could not have been happier.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:48 pm
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