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  • County unemployment rate falls to 4.6 percent in April

    DeKALB – The county’s unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent last month, down from 6.1 percent in April 2014, according to preliminary figures rele ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Sycamore considers 'Cupcake Law' ordinance

    SYCAMORE – The city is considering adopting a state law that allows people who operate a home kitchen to make and sell baked goods – a law commonly kn ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Scrap metal stolen from Fairdale tornado site

    FAIRDALE – Authorities are seeking information on scrap metal that was stolen from the small town recently ravaged by an EF 4 tornado.
    May 30, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Sycamore Fire Department nets $35K in FEMA support

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department has received a $35,620 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase 16 new sets of protectiv ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • $32 million DeKalb County Jail expansion plan moves forward

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County committee is preparing to move forward with plans for a $32 million project to expand the DeKalb County Jail with a funding ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • May 30 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 ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    CHICAGO – For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most co ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • 'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Measures advertised as promoting “clean energy” in Illinois – including a plan pushed by power-producing giant Exelon Corp. – have stall ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • May a month of extreme weather around the world

    WASHINGTON – Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.Torrential do ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Fuel and potential fires ahead for the U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It’s complicated. Steady hiring and low gas pri ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, U.S. says

    SINGAPORE – U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U. ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

    NEW YORK – Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies.
    May 29, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, b ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO – Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Cops top Dunkin' Donuts for Special Olympics awareness

    DeKALB – John Barnett isn’t too fond of heights – which explains why he’s a Northern Illinois University police officer and not a firefighter.
    May 30, 2015 - 12:08 am
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