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  • Our View: Local referendum won't solve federal issue

    A countywide referendum appearing on the ballot for the April 7 election will ask voters if they “support removing the corrupting influence of money o ...
    NEW: March 26, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • State audit flags NIU for reimbursing $32K to employee for travel from home to work

    DeKALB – A state audit released Thursday found Northern Illinois University failed to comply with internal control guidelines and improperly reimburse ...
    NEW: March 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • March 27 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 ...
    NEW: March 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wedn ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Knox defense calls conviction grave error

    ROME – Amanda Knox’s defense lawyer urged Italy’s highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American’s conviction in the 2007 murder of her British r ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • DeKalb scholar earns NIU teaching honor

    DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University psychology professor was named the 2015 Board of Trustees Professor, the university’s top honor for prominence ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Sycamore Golf Club to open Sunday

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Golf Club will open Sunday, weather permitting, Sycamore Park District officials said.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Senate on spot to back measure plugging gap

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year’s budget and s ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

    WASHINGTON – Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 tri ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Kerry flies to Switzerland for make-or-break nuke talks

    WASHINGTON – With an end-of-March deadline days away, Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back into negotiations with Iran, hoping to seal a fram ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • March 26 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 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • NIU smoke-free plan allows no exceptions

    DeKALB – With Northern Illinois University gearing up for the Smoke-Free Campus Act that goes into effect July 1, members of the Smoke-Free NIU Task F ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Police: Medical issue likely caused fatal crash

    DeKALB – A medical issue likely caused a single-vehicle crash Tuesday that killed a Waterman woman, police said Wednesday.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Sycamore facility for pets of seniors who can’t keep them advances

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Committee on Wednesday recommended an amendment to DeKalb County Animal Welfare League’s special use ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:45 pm
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