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  • Snow, wind causing newspaper delivery delays

    Due to overnight snow and high winds, many papers are blowing, and delivery may be delayed in your area.
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 6:43 am
  • Sycamore students address forum on PARCC testing

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School junior Isabel Dobbel doesn’t think that scores on standardized tests define how well she’ll do after high school, but ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Kiwanis program receives donation

    The Tri County Kiwanis were joined at their post-holiday party by some members of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce. The chamber had held its third ann ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Farmers market accepting vendor applications

    The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2015 market season.As in the pas ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • State Rep. Tom Demmer named to task force on government consolidation

    State Rep. Tom Demmer has been named to a state task force that will study local government consolidation and unfunded mandates.
    March 3, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Jersey Mike’s takes part in fundraising campaign

    Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants are joining forces with Chicago Blackhawks Charities and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    BAGHDAD – Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Nurse who survived Ebola sues hospital system

    DALLAS – The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • L.A. police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    LOS ANGELES – Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man ha ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • No charges expected for policeman

    WASHINGTON – The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city’s mostl ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Woman with Putin critic didn’t see his killer

    MOSCOW – The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Spacecraft making 1st visit to Ceres

    PASADENA, Calif. – A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Rep. Schock billed taxpayers for plane to Bears game

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Iran deal during conference speech

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Duffy: Outdoor activities on the rise in DeKalb area

    The weather might not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner. As the season approaches where we all start to come outside more from our wi ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:04 pm
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