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  • Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, argui ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Chicago mom charged after 5-year-old daughter shoots herself

    CHICAGO – Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her moth ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Photos: Waterman Wind Turbines

    The sun rises in the distance as wind turbines harvest air currents on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 in Waterman.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Chicago area to see nine fewer mild summer days by end of century because of climate change, study finds

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • Sycamore Fire Department receives grant for investigation equipment

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department received a $1,000 grant to purchase fire investigation equipment through the Allstate Foundation 2016 Helping ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:06 am
  • U.S. industrial output rose in December; best pace in 2 years

    WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years, as auto factories cranked out more vehicles and powe ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • Records show Trump EPA pick Scott Pruitt crusading for industry donors

    WASHINGTON – When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney gene ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • KC EMSA program application deadline is Jan. 31

    The Kishwaukee College EMSA Program will accept applications for the 2017-2018 academic year through Jan. 31. Students who are high school juniors cur ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • First Choice agriculture scholarships now available

    1st Farm Credit Services is offering 24 $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to further their education in an agriculture or rural li ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 3M donation benefits DHS robotics team

    3M recently awarded the DeKalb High School robotics team, Crowbotics frc 5934, with a new laptop. The team is using the laptop for coding and drawing ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • DEAN’S LIST

    Following is a list of local college students who were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. We will continue to run schools in alphabetical ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Sycamore officials set stage for new energy agreement

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore officials are preparing to enter a new contract for the city’s water and sewer pumping as bids for energy rates become available.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • 60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • A look at Chelsea Manning's case

    U.S. Army Private Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been commuted by Pre ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:48 pm
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