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  • Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

    NEW ORLEANS – As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tiss ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack

    PARIS – European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed t ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Ridin' with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP

    MINNEAPOLIS – The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper.Joe Biden may be consider ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that h ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Man charged with murder in Houston area deputy shooting

    HOUSTON – Prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down from behind w ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

    LOS ANGELES – Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall sco ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Shabbona Lion receives award

    Lion Tom Melton (center) recently received the Melvin Jones Fellowship from his fellow Shabbona Lions. The fellowship was based on Melton’s untiring d ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Beloved Community picnic set for Sunday

    The Beloved Community will host a picnic and other events Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at the park shelter and band shell in Hopkins Park in DeKalb, 140 ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • DeKalb County enterprise zone a long-term asset

    DeKALB – The enterprise zone designation DeKalb County secured earlier this month won’t immediately transform the area to a more bustling business hub ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • DeKalb commission approves request for new Chipotle patio

    DeKALB – When Chipotle opens a second restaurant in DeKalb later this year, patrons will be able to enjoy a burrito al fresco on the patio, but they’l ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Maple Park antique store is now a spiritual retreat

    MAPLE PARK – Josie Hopkins has transitioned from antiques to new age at her property along Route 38.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • NIU student facing sexual assault charges

    SYCAMORE – Bond was set at $100,000 Friday for a DeKalb man who police said held a woman against her will for 12 hours as he physically abused and sex ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Food and fun a-plenty: Corn Fest gets underway in downtown DeKalb

    DeKALB – Kennedy and Irish McCoy had wristbands Friday for an unlimited night of dips, drops, spins, twirls and flips at the opening day of Corn Fest.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Police investigate a pair of robberies at and near NIU

    DeKALB – Police are investigating a robbery that happened on Northern Illinois University’s DeKalb campus and another that was reported nearby the uni ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Photos: Corn Fest

    The weekend-long annual festival in downtown DeKalb kicked off on Friday. ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 6:36 pm
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