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  • Investigative firm discounts ex-Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexual harassment claim

    SPRINGFIELD – An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee’s allegations of sexual harassment by the one-t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Illinois loan to help replace lead water lines in Galesburg

    GALESBURG – A $4 million state loan from will help replace lead water lines in an Illinois city with one of the nation’s most persistent problems of l ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he may be comfortable with legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Judge orders ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to report to prison by June 22

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been ordered to report to prison by June 22 to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-mo ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Trial set for woman accused in DeKalb child’s homicide

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb woman, who was charged with murder in the death of a 15-month-old boy who bit her in 2014, plans to take her case to a jury in Sep ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Morley Safer, who helped create CBS News, dead at 84

    NEW YORK – Viewers didn’t need to see Morley Safer’s reporting to feel its effects.They could have a ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Terrorism suspected in Egyptian jet crash

    CAIRO – An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thu ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Kingston, Genoa officials eager for school district plans

    KINGSTON – Municipal leaders in Kingston and Genoa said Thursday they are eager to hear more about the plans the Genoa-Kingston School District 424 bo ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • NIU rescinds Hastert's honorary degree

    DeKALB – Now, it’s as if Northern Illinois University never honored former U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert after trustees voted unanimously Thursday to resci ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Nursing home workers picket, seek pay raise from DeKalb County

    DeKALB – Dozens of DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center union workers hoisted picket signs Thursday along the road outside the facility to protest cou ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Man faces arson, burglary charges in DeKalb break-in

    DeKALB – A 25-year-old man is facing felony charges after police say he broke into a friend's downtown apartment, destroyed her property and started a ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • Charles Ridulph: Schmack promised to drop charges against McCullough

    SYCAMORE – The brother of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl murdered in 1957 has added to his request to have a special prosecutor appointed in the recently ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

    NEW YORK – Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Fewer people sought U.S. jobless benefits last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week, partially reversing two weeks of big gains that had raised concerns ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Video: Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary's "Reading Gives Us Super Powers" event

    Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School Principal Julie Melnyk was "flown" onto the school's roof today with the help of the students' reading powers afte ...
    May 19, 2016 - 7:56 am
  • Reader Poll

    If a new bookstore opens in DeKalb, will you shop there?
    Yes, regularly
    Yes, occasionally
    Maybe rarely
    Probably not