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  • U.S. once again forced to turn to Russia for help with Syria

    GENEVA – Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with littl ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before enrolling at Harvard University ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun bu ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • For some, Chicago State flawed but final shot at degree

    CHICAGO – Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • DeKalb County Board’s business incubator plans are progressing

    DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb County Board’s Economic Development Committee are expected to continue to lay the groundwork for a new business incubat ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Sycamore attorney heads to trial on felony theft charge

    SYCAMORE – A local attorney is looking to not only to defend himself as he prepares for trial on a felony theft charge, but also inflict some damage.
    May 1, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Getting healthy: Annual Kishwaukee YMCA initiative helps get kids active

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb and Sycamore children prepared to start their summers on a healthy note during the Kishwaukee YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day event S ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Cinco de Mayo celebration brings fun, education to Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Sunday’s gloomy skies and chilly temperatures didn’t keep DeKalb County residents from celebrating Cinco de Mayo at downtown Sycamore’s 19t ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Lake Holiday man killed in DeKalb County crash

    DeKALB - A Lake Holiday man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday night south of Cortland in rural DeKalb County.
    May 1, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Registration open for NIU art, jazz and theater camps

    Theater, visual arts and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University.
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Waterman Lions Club helps fund school program

    Craig Rice (left), past president of Waterman Lions Club, and Kathy Smith (right), secretary of the club, present a check to Alison Metz (center), soc ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Couple paying it forward via support of education

    As a way to give back to the community through education, the DeKalb County Community Foundation announces a newly created scholarship fund by Randy a ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore History Museum participating in Give Local

    On May 3, the Sycamore History Museum is participating in Give Local America, a national day of local giving.
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Learn shearing, hoof trimming in sheep skills workshop

    Sheep owners need to be proficient in several hands-on skills to manage their animals humanely and efficiently, including basic handling, tagging, hoo ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
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