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  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Sycamore West Elementary School parents invited to first day

    SYCAMORE – Marco Barrera was a little nervous to start his first day of school in Illinois, but he's ready for whatever lies ahead.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Photos: Sycamore's First Day of School

    Images from Sycamore's first day of school celebration at West Elementary School. ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • DeKalb man admits to public indecency

    SYCAMORE — A 42-year-old DeKalb man will have to register as a sex offender after he was sentenced to probation Tuesday as part of a plea deal.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his tea ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Key events following the death of Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missour ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chica ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Official: 3 of 5 children that were held hostage are freed in Harvey

    HARVEY – A city spokesman said three of the five children who were being held hostage Tuesday by two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two mo ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Teens arrested for plot after Web activities eyed

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Clock ticks on Ill. term limits ballot measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • U.S. changing no-fly travel list rules in next 6 months

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists bann ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Aug. 19 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 ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
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