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  • Kishwaukee College celebrates 2015 graduates

    MALTA – Kelly Finnigan, 27, wasn’t ready to go to college after she finished high school. But, after some encouragement from her fiancé, the DeKalb re ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • More than 100 runners participate in local Girls on the Run 5K

    DeKALB – Madison Jacob wore a tutu and colorful headband to match her fifth-grade teacher, Jami Thompson. The two had just completed the Girls on the ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • 'Unique' class of Sandwich High School graduates

    SANDWICH – High school seniors usually have a lot to handle before graduation: college decisions, finals and buying their cap and gown.
    May 17, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Crossed power lines cause outage in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – At 4:57 p.m. Sunday, the Sycamore Fire Department was notified of power lines smoking in the backyard of 421 Somonauk St. in Sycamore.
    May 17, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Indian Creek's top students speak at commencement

    SHABBONA – Ben Roberts stood on a riser as his 61 fellow classmates sang “Happy Birthday” to him. They had just taken a class picture for graduation d ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston seniors obtain 'blank slate' at graduation

    GENOA – Before Trevor Simmons gave his valedictorian speech to the Genoa-Kingston High School Class of 2015 Sunday, he tried to avoid reading what oth ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Gov. Rauner doles out $400K to fellow Illinois Republicans

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has started doling out money from his campaign fund to fellow Republicans as the Illinois Legislature approaches what coul ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the country’s first freely elected leader, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, to death over a m ...
    May 16, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • U.S., China don’t budge over South China Sea activity

    BEIJING – China and the United States did not budge Saturday over Beijing’s assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Forei ...
    May 16, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Insurers pass tax along to the states

    There’s more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama’s health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers ...
    May 16, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Late blues great B.B. King: Legacy lives on in Mississippi

    INDIANOLA, Miss. – Outside Indianola, B.B. King was a blues superstar, a guitar legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and countless other mus ...
    May 16, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart

    NEW YORK – The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, a ...
    May 16, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • DeKalb police arrest man suspected in burglary spree

    DeKALB – Police have arrested a 26-year-old DeKalb man who they say is responsible for a string of burglaries, including one break-in where he sexuall ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Thank-you reception planned for tornado volunteers

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County board will host a thank-you reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Man who ran from DeKalb County courthouse still at large

    SYCAMORE – Stephen Harris didn’t seem like much of a risk to take off running.Harris, 25, formerly o ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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