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  • Domestic violence in United States: Data tells complex story

    For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflec ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • DeKalb's Espiritu leaving city government

    DeKALB – Assistant City Manager Rudy Espiritu is leaving DeKalb for a similar job in Highland Park that will get him closer to his ideal job as a city ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Sales of U.S. new homes soar in August

    WASHINGTON – U.S. sales of new homes surged in August, led by a wave of buying in the West and Northeast.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Police capture escaped southern Illinois prisoner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police on Wednesday morning captured an inmate who escaped from a southern Illinois prison on Tuesday afternoon, Illinois ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Quinn agrees to stall dismissal of IDOT workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court ag ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Obama calls for dismantling ISIS 'network of death'

    UNITED NATIONS – Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • U.S. EPA releases 5-year plan to improve Great Lakes

    CHICAGO – The Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollutio ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Illinois among top states for campaign ad spending

    CHICAGO – If it seems as though the number of political ads on television has ramped up markedly this election, now there's concrete proof.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Former Illinois health official pleads guilty to bribery

    SPRINGFIELD – A former human resources director at the Illinois Department of Health pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a $13 million grant ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

    NEW YORK – Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM – Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying o ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • U.S. officials warn Ebola could infect 1.4 million

    NEW YORK – U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Louisiana: Where politics and kegs mix quite well

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Photos of a vulnerable Democratic senator helping a constituent drink upside-down from a beer keg would be a faux pas six weeks bef ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Planning for Community Spelling Bee underway

    DeKALB – The 15th annual Community Spelling Bee will be held Oct. 16 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Sycamore.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Routine discovery motions filed in Eames’ case

    SYCAMORE – A defense attorney for the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swim team coach accused of sexually assaulting a team member declined to comment on the ca ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:00 pm
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