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  • Explosive device found in unincorporated Marengo, believed to be legitimate, authorities say

    The McHenry County Sheriff's Office on Sunday found what appeared to be a legitimate explosive device in the ground in unincorporated Marengo, a sheri ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Ex-officer Christopher Manney not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    MILWAUKEE – A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the co ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Police departments on alert after cop killings

    NEW YORK – Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making i ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • U.S. home sales dropped sharply in November

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Autopsies set for 4 people shot dead in Rockford

    ROCKFORD – A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in Rockford.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Maynards find support from community, firefighters after fire destroyed home

    GENOA – Leaving their burnt home Thanksgiving, members of the Maynard family thought that all they could cling to was each other.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Face Time with ... Mat Emken

    DeKALB – Mat Emken was used to wearing steel-toed boots and a worn baseball hat to work, so it took a couple of years to adjust to the dress pants and ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • 8-year-old boy donates hair to Locks of Love

    Tristan Swenson, 8, has been called a girl many times over the past two years. But he never let that stop him from his goal: to donate his hair to Loc ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Genoa considers TIF district downtown

    By DARIA SOKOLOVA - City of Genoa officials are looking to use tax increment ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Some seats without candidates on last day to file

    DeKalb – With today the last day of the filing period for the April 7 election, some races are shaping up to be competitive while others have yet to g ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Dec. 22 police reports

    DeKalb city Amanda N. Smith, 22, of the 1100 block of South Cross Street, Sycamore, was charged Tues ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Government meetings

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Raising Illinois juror pay, reducing juries gets mixed reviews

    CHICAGO – A newly signed law that will more than double what Illinois jurors are paid while reducing the size of civil case juries is earning mixed re ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

    NEW YORK – The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government a ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Woman killed in crash north of Sandwich

    SANDWICH – A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Pratt and Sandwich roads Saturday morning killed a Sandwich woman and left a child seriously inj ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:45 pm
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