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  • McHenry home used as private day care vandalized with racial slur, threat

    McHENRY — A McHenry home and private day care was vandalized with a death threat and racial slur Wednesday morning, police and the homeowner said.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Hundreds apply for jobs at Illinois Thomson prison

    THOMSON – Hundreds of applicants, some from as far as Kentucky and Minnesota, have come to northeastern Illinois to attend a three-day hiring fair at ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq

    TAMPA, Fla. – President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, des ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Bears Chairman McCaskey enjoys the anonymity of life far from Chicago

    Note to readers: This story first published in the sixth edition of Chicago Football (the magazine), which appeared on news stands beginning Sept. ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • DeKalb woman airlifted from Route 38 crash

    CORTLAND – A 58-year-old DeKalb woman was airlifted to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford on Wednesday after her vehicle drifted across the ce ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

    WASHINGTON – Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • West Frankfort man convicted of burning girlfriend

    BENTON – A southern Illinois judge on Tuesday convicted a West Frankfort man of setting his girlfriend on fire.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavi ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

    WEED, Calif. – They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber tow ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Sept. 16 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 ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Sycamore council’s pay remains the same

    SYCAMORE – City Council members decided not to raise their pay at this week’s council meeting.State ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • DeKalb man gets 3 years for heroin deal

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man arrested in connection with a DeKalb drug investigation last year was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • 2 DeKalb women accused of stealing from neighbor

    DeKALB – One DeKalb woman was in jail Tuesday afternoon while another remains at large on allegations they broke into a neighbor’s apartment and stole ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Sycamore codes now reflects medical marijuana law

    SYCAMORE – City code was amended Monday night to reflect statewide changes with medical marijuana legalization.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Sycamore seeks bids for tree-replacement program

    SYCAMORE – With dead and dying ash trees being cut down around the city, Sycamore is offering a tree-replacement program for interested residents and ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:03 pm
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