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  • Crystal Lake police searching for 'despondent' 18-year-old; local school districts on lockdown

    Local school districts are on soft lockdown as police search for an 18-year-old who is believed to be despondent and possibly in possession of a firea ...
    NEW: March 2, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • DeKalb man jailed after attack with hammer

    DeKALB – A DeKalb man is being held without bond in DeKalb County Jail after police say he attacked a woman who lived with him with a hammer Sunday.
    UPDATED: March 2, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

    WASHINGTON – Consumer spending fell for a second consecutive month in January, weakness that was expected to be temporary. Income rose, reflecting str ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    CHICAGO – Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable dis ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    WASHINGTON – In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politic ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an offi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin opposition

    MOSCOW – For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional addre ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Indian Creek benefit is March 8

    The Indian Creek Community Concern for Children will present the 32nd annual People-for-People Auction on Sunday, March 8, at Indian Creek Middle Scho ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Rauner budget could mean fewer Amtrak trains

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois’ funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Joint birthday party for couple married 82 years

    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. – A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays – and their combi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take polar plunge

    CHICAGO – Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
    March 1, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Hunters, outdoorsmen hope for ally in Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois hunters and outdoors enthusiasts see Gov. Bruce Rauner as a potential new ally in Springfield as they eye legislation this sess ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Face Time With ... Lynden Bute

    Snow sculptor Lynden Bute of Sycamore has been creating snow sculptures for almost 50 years and has competed in several state and national competition ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • DeKalb County food, shelter programs get extra $62.5K in funding

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County will receive $62,573 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:43 pm
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