• Sharp rise in impoverished children

    DeKALB – The number of DeKalb County children living in poverty nearly tripled from 1999 to 2012, child advocates said in a report released Thursday.
    March 5, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Local scammers pose danger

    DeKALB – When Susan Metcalf received an early-morning call warning that the IRS had filed a lawsuit against her, she was scared.
    March 5, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Rear-end collision leaves one driver injured

    SYCAMORE – A woman sustained minor injuries after her vehicle was rear-ended Thursday at the intersection of Liberty Lane and Route 64, according to a ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON – In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clea ...
    March 5, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • U.S. finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS – A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend a ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Gov. Rauner to appear in DeKalb on Friday

    DeKALB – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will be in DeKalb on Friday to talk about his plans to give local people more control over government spending and ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

    POLK CITY, Fla. – The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Source: Obama counsel not aware of Hillary Clinton's email practice

    WASHINGTON – The White House counsel's office was not aware at the time Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state that she relied solely on person ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains ...
    March 5, 2015 - 8:35 am
  • U.S. clears officer in Ferguson case

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON – A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who use ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Construction digs up historic neighborhood

    SPRINGFIELD – State and federal officials are asking the public for input on the future of the remains of an old neighborhood with ties to a 1908 race ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Chicago mayor says state budget is ‘wrong approach’

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget is the “wrong approach” for Illinois, and he’s in communicati ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health ov ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Medical marijuana permit in Kankakee delayed

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge Wednesday halted a medical marijuana-growing operation, granting a temporary restraining order that heightened concerns ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:23 pm
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