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  • Big freight railroads to miss safety technology deadline

    WASHINGTON – Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safe ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Former DA says he believes Bill Cosby can't be prosecuted

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he essential ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Hillary Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

    NASHUA, N.H. – Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Changing rules for state-bought goods can save $514M

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's comptroller highlighted Illinois' worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republi ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Syria allows aid into rebel-held area as peace talks stall

    GENEVA – The Syrian government allowed aid into a rebel-held area near Damascus on Tuesday in what appeared to be a goodwill gesture after U.N.-mediat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Obama, GOP seek common ground

    WASHINGTON – Can President Barack Obama and Republicans put aside years of ill will to secure a few big breakthroughs in Obama’s final year? Don’t get ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Top US commander says war in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

    WASHINGTON – The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Generals say women should have to register for draft

    WASHINGTON – The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent

    SPRINGFIELD – Visits to Illinois’ historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state’s commemorations of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Illinois attorney general seeks stay on hospital tax ruling

    URBANA – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is asking an appeals court to hold back enforcement of its ruling on a part of a state law th ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • New law imposes fine for minors possessing e-cigarettes

    SPRINGFIELD – Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nicotine products would face a fine or community service u ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Geneva woman accused of poisoning husband

    GENEVA – A Geneva woman is accused of fatally poisoning her husband of 31 years last week, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s At ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

    CHICAGO – Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday that they’re ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • From the archives: DeKalb County's brush with particle physics

    Had things turned out differently, the God particle could have been discovered somewhere under DeKalb County.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • Feb. 3 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. 2, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
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