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  • DeKalb School District 428 approves fiscal 2015 budget

    DeKALB – DeKalb School District 428 board members approved a budget for this academic year with a $3.1 million operating deficit, which is about $341, ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Castle Challenge hosting 15th football fundraiser at DeKalb-Sycamore game

    DeKALB – Fifteen years ago, Gary Evans was courtside at a middle school basketball game when he noticed the DeKalb team sporting three different varie ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 12:47 am
  • USDA: Rain, cold hampering Illinois corn harvest

    ST. LOUIS – Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have slowed the state's corn harvesting to a creep, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said o ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Rauner questions Illinois medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot progr ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    WASHINGTON – HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security weaknesses that put users' p ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

    CHICAGO – Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another ov ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Judge extends grand jury in Ferguson shooting case

    ST. LOUIS – A judge has extended the term of the grand jury considering whether a white suburban St. Louis police officer should be charged in the sho ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    WASHINGTON – The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks t ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in Illinois House race

    DUQUOIN – A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • DuPage County report first West Nile virus case

    WHEATON – The DuPage Health Department on Monday announced the county's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Islamic State extremist group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes a ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Kids’ poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

    CHICAGO – An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation’s heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally sw ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Sen. Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses during interview

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarter ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Governor candidates focus on business, hiring

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ gubernatorial campaigns clashed over business dealings and state hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate accu ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages making comeback

    WASHINGTON – Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutin ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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