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  • DeKalb releases holiday trash pickup schedule

    DeKALB – Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day, city officials say.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS – In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Ronald Bieberitz Sr. faces new child sex abuse charge

    SYCAMORE – A police investigation has led to new sex abuse charges against a Sycamore man who is one of three in his family facing such charges.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Cortland teen moved to Peoria hospital after crash

    MALTA – The Cortland teenager injured in a rollover crash has been transferred to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where she remained in crit ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lawyer says he plans to seek trial delay

    BOSTON – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and his ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Pope praises the diplomacy of U.S.-Cuba accord

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis praised the "small steps" of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, exp ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Unemployment benefits: U.S. jobless aid applications decline to 289,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Feds sue New York City over Rikers Island jail violence

    NEW YORK – Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found wa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • DeKalb Salvation Army provides toys to needy

    DeKALB – The doors were wide open Wednesday at The Salvation Army Community Center in DeKalb, as people were in and out picking up donated toys and cl ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • TAILS Humane Society’s new leaders embrace roles

    DeKALB – With a new executive director and several new employees among the changes in 2014, it’s been an eventful year for TAILS Humane Society.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Negotiations hit snag for Kishwaukee teachers, board

    MALTA – Months of negotiations between Kishwaukee College administration and the school’s faculty union appear to have hit a wall, pushing teachers cl ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • DeKalb County Board to explore jail options

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County officials want 2015 to be the year they devise a solution for expanding the county jail.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Chicago man arrested on charges of unlawful possession of ammunition

    DeKALB – A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday morning after DeKalb County Sheriff’s police found handguns and ammunition at his DeKalb storage unit.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release date

    NEW YORK – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony P ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape during siege

    SYDNEY – The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O’Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
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