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  • Fix for crashes rejected by transportation companies

    RALEIGH, North Carolina – America’s railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $15 billion.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Illinois moves to plug hole in this year’s state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

    NEW YORK – Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will c ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Male nurses scarce, make more than women

    CHICAGO – Even in an occupation that women overwhelmingly dominate, they still earn less than men, a study of nurses found.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Country music star Jo Dee Messina to play in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Country music star Jo Dee Messina will perform May 23 at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb with special guest Destination Unknown.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • County voters to see anti-corruption measure on ballot

    DeKALB – DeKalb County voters will be asked if they support a Massachusetts-based group’s plan for eradicating corruption and overhauling campaign fin ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • March 25 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 ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Rent’s not too high in DeKalb

    Note to readers: This story has been corrected to reflect that a plan to have NIU students live on campus their freshman and sophomore years was resci ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Waterman woman dies after Tuesday crash

    DeKALB – A 79-year-old Waterman woman died after the van she was driving went off the road, hit a ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • In rare deal, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

    WASHINGTON – An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Duck Soup in DeKalb in danger of closing

    DeKALB – After 40 years in DeKalb, the Duck Soup Co-op may close its doors, according to a letter sent to members of the cooperatively owned natural f ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Corn Collector’s Club holds meeting, auction

    The Corn Items Collectors Association will hold its spring meeting and auction from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 13 ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • 10 Things to Know for March 24

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    March 24, 2015 - 8:40 am
  • Construction giant accused of 'modern slavery' in Qatar

    PARIS – Accusing it of practicing "modern slavery," a French campaign group has filed a legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mis ...
    March 24, 2015 - 8:26 am
  • Sandwich Chamber hands out annual awards

    The Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored member businesses for their contributions to the chamber and community at its annual dinner.
    March 23, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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