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  • Attorney general wishes she hadn’t met with Bill Clinton

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investig ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Chechen extremist focus of bombing probe

    ISTANBUL – Attention focused Friday on whether a Chechen extremist known to be a top lieutenant in the Islamic State group was involved in the suicide ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Election, angry voters prompt budget deal

    CHICAGO – After a year and a half of bickering and unbending demands, Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget by a powerful fo ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Kirkland crowns Katie Carlson at festival pageant

    KIRKLAND – Katie Carlson is not only an aspiring commercial pilot with a penchant for dairy farming, but she’s also the 2016 Kirkland Fourth of July Q ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • DeKalb County marks the Fourth of July

    DeKALB5K Run/Walk and FireworksMonday: The DeKalb Park District will hold its inaugural Independence ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Stopgap measure has something for many groups

    DeKALB -- Class will start on time for DeKalb County's 17,000 schoolchildren, road projects will commence or continue, and local social service agenci ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Bill Clinton and his loose-cannon episodes

    WASHINGTON – Long regarded as having one of the shrewdest political minds among recent presidents, Bill Clinton has at times angered and alienated Dem ...
    July 1, 2016 - 3:34 pm
  • Sycamore Bible campers pitch in with summer survival kits

    SYCAMORE – A group of vacation Bible school campers at Sycamore United Methodist Church got a special thank-you from the fire department after putting ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • DeKalb County Community Gardens seeks votes in online grant contest

    DeKalb County Community Gardens has been chosen as one of 76 community gardens in Canada and the United States to compete for a $15,000 grant.
    July 1, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Shabbona man remains in jail without bond in child sex case

    SYCAMORE – A Shabbona man will continue to be held without bond until Tuesday on charges that he repeatedly sexually assaulted two children younger th ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:14 pm
  • Records: Donald Trump used charity money to buy Tim Tebow memorabilia

    WASHINGTON – A new report says Donald Trump used money from his own charity to purchase an autographed Tim Tebow helmet and jersey four years ago duri ...
    July 1, 2016 - 1:05 pm
  • U.S.: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says between 64 and 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • The rich get richer: U.S. income gap widened last year as top 1 percent gained most

    WASHINGTON – Financial inequality became even wider in the United States last year, with average income for the top 1 percent of households surging 7. ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Illinois lowered the U.S. flag more than a dozen times in 2015

    On nearly nine out of 10 days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, ...
    July 1, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • Survey: U.S. manufacturing accelerates in June

    WASHINGTON – American manufacturing expanded for the fourth straight month in June, hitting the strongest reading in 16 months as the outlook for new ...
    July 1, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Reader Poll

    Are you growing a vegetable garden this year?