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  • Man charged in fight over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is better

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's ar ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Spain: Teacher killed, 4 wounded by student in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain – A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a substitute teacher and wounded four others at a school in B ...
    April 20, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • 5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • April 20 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 ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

    WASHINGTON – Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Education board member quits over hire

    CHICAGO – A key member of the Illinois State Board of Education has formally resigned over concerns about the way new Superintendent Tony Smith was hi ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Feds seek files on elite nonprofit in probe

    CHICAGO – Federal investigators looking into Chicago Public Schools’ dealings with a leadership training academy also are examining records involving ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

    WASHINGTON – United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media p ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Police: Woman starved 2 pit bulls to death

    CHICAGO – A 24-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after authorities say she starved two puppy pit bulls to dea ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in capsized boat

    ROME – A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’ ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians

    CAIRO – Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sund ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Government meetings April 20-22

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Park districts reach deal to help Sycamore residents

    DeKALB – While Sycamore Park District residents are without their own community center, they will get reduced rates on some DeKalb Park District recre ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • DeKalb veteran takes first trip to D.C. with Honor Flight

    Had his ship not been delayed, Russell Wood says he might not have survived World War II – and not received such a royal treatment through Honor Fligh ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • NIU Cares Day helps local community

    DeKalb resident Alberta Dequin, 85, thinks college students often get a “bad rap.” So the Northern Illinois University alumna is thrilled about NIU Ca ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:00 pm
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