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  • Metra will miss 2018 deadline for new rail safety technology

    CHICAGO – The Metra commuter railroad will miss a 2018 deadline for installing safety technology on all of its Chicago-area routes, but said Wednesday ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:27 am
  • Widow of Illinois cop who staged suicide pleads not guilty

    WAUKEGAN –The wife of a disgraced Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to appear he was gunned down in the line of duty, sparking an intensi ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:25 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner creates privately funded economic agency

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner used his executive powers Wednesday to establish a privately run and funded economic development corporation that’ll take ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:23 am
  • Feb. 4 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 ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Genoa woman taken to hospital after wreck

    GENOA – A woman was transported to Kishwaukee Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening after an accident Wednesday.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:02 am
  • Maple Park Village Board approves new police chief

    DeKALB – The Maple Park Village Board has unanimously approved the hiring of a new police chief to replace the retiring chief in May.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:02 am
  • Bond set at $500K for DeKalb man charged with sexually assaulting child

    SYCAMORE – A judge set bond for a DeKalb man charged with sexually assaulting a child for whom his brother baby-sat.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:04 am
  • Provider plans to fill senior care void left by LSSI's closing

    DeKALB – A Chicago-based social service provider is set to open an office in DeKalb and hire workers who will be laid off when Lutheran Social Service ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Students highlight acting, speech skills in prep for weekend competition

    DeKALB – District 428 high school students got a chance to show off their charisma Wednesday in preparation for their regional forensics competition. 
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • NIU football: Lure of free tuition doesn't attract many students

    DeKALB – Like many students, Northern Illinois University senior Katie Caputo didn't go to a Huskies football game last season.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:03 am
  • DeKalb's PolarPalooza moved to Feb. 14.

    DeKALB – Flooding and a lack of snow had led to the postponement of DeKalb Park District’s PolarPalooza. 
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game

    WASHINGTON – Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water t ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • Decrying anti-Muslim bias, Obama pays 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    CATONSVILLE, Md. – President Barack Obama paid his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, appealing for tolerance for America's millions of Muslim ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Paul Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting angrily among themselves as he tried steering his frac ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Adnan Syed, central figure in 'Serial' podcast, is arguing for new trial

    BALTIMORE – A convicted murderer who was the focus of a popular podcast is returning to court to argue he deserves another trial and a new chance at f ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:35 am
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