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  • Rahm Emanuel: Chicago rules ban 24-hour construction at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city building ordinances don't allow the renovation project at Wrigley Field to have construction crews working arou ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • Ben Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee to run for president

    WASHINGTON – Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican can ...
    March 3, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • Benjamin Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

    WASHINGTON – In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • U.S. auto sales up in February despite snowy weather

    DETROIT – Freezing temperatures and drifts of snow likely took a small bite out of U.S. auto sales in February, but most automakers still reported gai ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • Hillary Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • Snow, wind causing newspaper delivery delays

    Due to overnight snow and high winds, many papers are blowing, and delivery may be delayed in your area.
    March 3, 2015 - 6:44 am
  • Sycamore students address forum on PARCC testing

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School junior Isabel Dobbel doesn’t think that scores on standardized tests define how well she’ll do after high school, but ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Kiwanis program receives donation

    The Tri County Kiwanis were joined at their post-holiday party by some members of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce. The chamber had held its third ann ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Farmers market accepting vendor applications

    The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2015 market season.As in the pas ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • State Rep. Tom Demmer named to task force on government consolidation

    State Rep. Tom Demmer has been named to a state task force that will study local government consolidation and unfunded mandates.
    March 3, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Jersey Mike’s takes part in fundraising campaign

    Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants are joining forces with Chicago Blackhawks Charities and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    BAGHDAD – Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Nurse who survived Ebola sues hospital system

    DALLAS – The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • L.A. police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    LOS ANGELES – Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man ha ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • No charges expected for policeman

    WASHINGTON – The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city’s mostl ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
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