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  • Illinois to implement new rating system for schools, districts

    CHICAGO – Schools and school districts across Illinois will be subject to a rating system that was recently signed into law and is scheduled to launch ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Chicago police commander to go on trial for tough tactics

    CHICAGO – When a West Side neighborhood decayed into a deadly shooting gallery, the Chicago police chief said he was sending his “best guy” into the f ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Oct. 6 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 ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Fairdale seeking volunteers, donations

    FAIRDALE – Operation Rebuild is seeking help from the community to allow a family to build a new home in Oregon.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Man airlifted to Rockford after ATV accident

    KIRKLAND – Kirkland firefighters responded to the report of an ATV accident, from which a man was airlifted to the hospital Saturday.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Sycamore crash sends two to hospital

    SYCAMORE – A three-vehicle crash sent on Route 64 in Sycamore sent two people to the hospital Sunday.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Jury trial set for Sycamore woman accused of attempted murder

    SYCAMORE – A Sycamore woman accused of trying to kill her estranged husband’s girlfriend last September will go before a jury early next year.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Survivors find support at Safe Passage vigil

    DeKALB – Margaret Thacker didn’t know shelters for people experiencing domestic violence existed until she found Safe Passage. 
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Chief: Fourth suspect in DeKalb cellphone store robbery arrested

    DeKALB – A fourth person suspected of being involved in the Aug. 26 armed robbery of a DeKalb T-Mobile store has been arrested in another area, DeKalb ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Ellington's open and ready to serve in DeKalb

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University restaurant named after a masterful jazz musician opened last week on a high note of its own.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • DeKalb Alderwoman Monica O’Leary has yet to resign

    DeKALB – Seventh Ward Alderwoman Monica O’Leary, whose DeKalb home is set to go to sheriff’s sale next month after a foreclosure, hasn’t submitted a l ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Buyouts coming at company behind Chicago Tribune, LA Times

    NEW YORK – The owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers is offering buyouts to employees.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Leaders who follow: What presidential candidates' Twitter lists reveal

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Te ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: Benghazi committee exploiting Americans' deaths

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling i ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Last month was the 9th warmest September on record for Illinois

    CHICAGO – The Illinois State Water Survey says last month was the ninth warmest September on record for Illinois.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer?