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  • U.S. home sales roared back to life in March

    WASHINGTON – U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Northern Illinois students celebrate NIU Cares Day

    DeKALB – Instead of spending her Saturday morning sleeping in, Northern Illinois University junior Bernadette Chatman woke up early to help save the E ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn’t report abuse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, an ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • April 22 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 21, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Lincoln attendance record broken

    SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum set a one-day attendance record with free admission on its 10th anniversary.
    April 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Officials to talk roads in state tour

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois transportation officials are making stops in multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state’s ro ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Trader charged for alleged key role in ‘flash crash’

    CHICAGO – A multimillionaire futures trader accused of being a key figure in bringing on the 2010 “flash crash” – when the Dow Jones Industrial Averag ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest

    BALTIMORE – The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • State officials seek award nominations

    SPRINGFIELD – State officials are seeking nominations for the annual “Illinoisan of the Day” award.T ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner’s aide sorry for social service cuts ‘miscommunication’

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief apologized to a House budget oversight panel Tuesday about any confusion caused by the suspension of $2 ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • First day of visitation for Cardinal George begins

    CHICAGO – Mourners gathered at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday for the first of three days of visitation for the late Cardinal Francis George ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • 100-carat diamond sells for $22 million at auction

    NEW YORK – A “perfect” 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over $22 million at auction on Tuesday.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Encore! TV does it again with planned 'Full House' revival

    NEW YORK – As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, “Full House” must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Sandwich man charged with sexual assault

    SYCAMORE – A Sandwich man charged with criminal sexual abuse was released on $500 bail Friday.Nichol ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • International students help broaden perspective at NIU

    DeKALB – Oleg Grachev said he was able to break a lot of stereotypes about the U.S. since he came to study from Russia three years ago via a U.S. Depa ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
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