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  • Expert panel criticizes medical care at Illinois prisons

    CHICAGO – A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing treatment delays, ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin meat labeling law

    WASHINGTON – A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
    May 20, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Brookfield Zoo announces birth of 'forest giraffe'

    BROOKFIELD – Officials at Brookfield Zoo near Chicago have announced the birth of an okapi (oh-KAH'-pee), also known as a "forest giraffe."
    May 20, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

    WASHINGTON – If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping w ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secre ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • DeKalb County sets schedule for possible Fairdale rebuilding, rezoning

    FAIRDALE – The county has announced a schedule to supply information to Fairdale residents who plan to rebuild, but rezoning issues must be addressed ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

    WACO, Texas – A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang membe ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • ‘Right to Try’ medical measure sent to Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is one step closer to granting patients with terminal illnesses the ability to access experimental drugs.
    May 19, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Lawsuit: Denver man monopolizing Illinois marijuana industry

    CHICAGO – A colorful Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new medical marijuana industry in Illinois, ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • DeKalb man faces weapons charges after showing gun

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon recently after an acquaintance took a gun from him and called police.
    May 19, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • State’s attorney: ‘No timetable’ for investigation in Genoa death

    DeKALB – Relatives of Jene Burno are preparing memorial services for him this week, but authorities have yet to determine whether there will be any ch ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Theme of Sycamore's Pumpkin Fest to be revealed

    SYCAMORE – The 54th annual Pumpkin Festival theme was submitted by an elementary school student in Sycamore and it includes the word “pumpkin.”
    May 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • DeKalb library expansion moves forward

    DeKALB – Starting Thursday, the entire lower level of the DeKalb library will be closed to the public as the next steps to the $25.3 million renovatio ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to discuss trio of tax hike proposals

    DeKALB – City staff members have proposed tax increases on natural gas, an increase in the city’s home rule sales tax rate and a new amusement tax in ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Former DeKalb-Sycamore swim coach Leah Eames makes court appearance

    SYCAMORE – Former DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swim coach Leah Eames appeared briefly in Judge Robert Pilmer's courtroom at the DeKalb County Courthouse in S ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:34 pm
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