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  • Homesick for prison, felon gets 3 years

    CHICAGO – A felon who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid

    PEORIA – Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor have raided a home, seizing com ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    WASHINGTON – For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughte ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea – There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel bef ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Akst: Calling all Vulcans: please visit

    I don’t speak Klingon, but I have loved “Star Trek” TV shows and movies for years. I particularly like the explanation (revealed in “Star Trek: First ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve 4-decade mystery

    ELK POINT, S.D. – Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine – Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddl ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Photo gallery: Sycamore 7, DeKalb 5

    Images from the baseball match up at NIU on Thursday. ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Sentencing delayed for man who left children behind after Sycamore crash

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Judge John McAdams thinks there might be a better option for James Colpen than prison or probation.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • DeKalb businessman plans bowling alley, laundromat for South Fourth Street

    DeKALB – A bowling alley, laundromat and a restaurant could come to DeKalb's South Fourth Street area under plans from DeKalb area businessman Jim Mas ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • DeKalb man arrested in gas station attack

    DeKALB – A 21-year-old DeKalb who police say attacked a woman April 7 in the parking lot at the Road Ranger gas station in DeKalb has turned himself i ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Judge issues gag order in Fiebelkorn case

    ST. CHARLES – A petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty and neglect of 94 sick and starved animals won a partial victory in court Thursday when ...
    April 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $1 ...
    April 17, 2014 - 1:46 pm
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