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  • Congress approves bill to keep government open

    WASHINGTON – Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal governm ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Governor closing museums, shooting range in budget standoff

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois’ budget crisis, although most staff will st ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • DeKalb seeks nominations for 2015 PRIDE Awards

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Citizen Environmental commission is accepting nominations for the 2015 People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s Environment Award ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • DeKalb will celebrate Fire Prevention Week starting Sunday

    DeKALB – Half of fire deaths result from overnight fires and the city’s fire department wants to address that issue during its Fire Prevention Week ca ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Development company to build Popeye’s in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Chicken fanatics won’t have to drive to Hampshire to get their fix if a developer gets its way. 
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • NIU dorm death still being investigated

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University sophomore Oluwarotimi “Timi” Okedina died of injuries suffered when he fell Saturday from the 11th floor of a ca ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 1:11 am
  • DeKalb native Richard Jenkins celebrates his 1st Emmy win

    DeKALB – DeKalb native Richard Jenkins wasn’t just handed an Emmy on Sept. 20 on live TV.He was hand ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Survey: U.S. businesses added jobs in September at solid pace

    WASHINGTON – Buoyed by strong consumer spending and steady home sales, U.S. businesses added jobs at a healthy pace in September, according to a priva ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 8:26 am
  • NIU police share powers, duties of municipal law enforcement

    DeKALB – It was campus police who were the first responders when a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in 2008, killi ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie got a big boost in Iowa Tuesday when six major Republican donors and activists woo ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Taliban secure hold on key Afghan city despite airstrike

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A day after capturing their first major city since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, the Taliban fanned out in full force Tuesday, clos ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up top job

    WASHINGTON – Stunned and divided, House Republicans sought a way forward Tuesday as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to bring them together afte ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Why phones break: Screens get stronger, yet we demand more

    NEW YORK – Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you’re bound to see several with cracked screens.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Author, tap dancer, sociologist among 'genius grant' winners

    CHICAGO – A tap dancer who has spent her life demanding respect for an overlooked art form. A writer at the center of the national conversation about ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort

    FLANDREAU, S.D. – The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm
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