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  • Kingston man killed in motorcycle crash near Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – A Kingston man who spent 27 years with the Elgin Police Department was killed Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash near Sycamore.
    June 24, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in Syria

    BEIRUT – Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, d ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Big retailers feel pressure on Confederate flag merchandise

    Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina, ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies

    WASHINGTON – Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. “Perceived ineptitude” in information technology departments.
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Saudi cables suggest money links with media

    BEIRUT – A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy. A news a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • U.S. won’t threaten prosecution over ransom

    WASHINGTON – Softening longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate w ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • S.C. lawmakers agree to debate removing Confederate flag

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina – South Carolina lawmakers took their first step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from their Statehouse grounds Tu ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Dems battle themselves on schools pension bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats’ cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to appr ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Court keeps alive Planned Parenthood case

    CHICAGO – An Illinois appellate court has ruled a lower court made a mistake when it dismissed a lawsuit challenging the opening of a suburban Chicago ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Navy Pier to debut new Ferris wheel next year

    CHICAGO – Navy Pier plans to debut a bigger and more luxurious 196-foot Ferris wheel when the Chicago tourist attraction celebrates its 100th annivers ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Midwest states clean up after storms spawn tornadoes

    CHICAGO – Strong storms that swept across northern Illinois spawned at least four tornadoes, severely damaged homes and forced first responders to pul ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy

    SAN FRANCISCO – Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her teenage friends when her parents w ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • DeKalb County home sales increase 3.7 percent

    DeKALB – Even as the U.S. real estate market heats up, DeKalb County's real estate market remains cool.DeKALB – Even as the U.S. real estate market he ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • County voters to receive new information cards after precinct consolidation

    DeKALB – Voters will receive new voter information cards in the mail throughout the summer, likely with a new precinct number, DeKalb County Clerk Dou ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Budget discussions begin at Sycamore School District 427

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 has presented its fiscal 2016 budget, which includes a plan to lift it out of a deficit over the next three ye ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:03 pm
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