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  • Twister kills 10 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

    MEXICO CITY – A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Memorial Day: Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. – President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle Monday, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" f ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Loon Lake

    ANTIOCH – Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.Lake Count ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:10 am
  • Launching campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sande ...
    May 25, 2015 - 7:52 am
  • Tactics fueling legislative gridlock

    SPRINGFIELD – An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with camp ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Medical pot businesses face illegal competition

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • May 25 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 ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

    WASHINGTON – The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Somonauk graduates set ‘new benchmark’

    SOMONAUK – This Memorial Day weekend, Ricky Benitez is looking forward to more than a holiday barbecue.
    May 24, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. – John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • After officer’s acquittal, cases loom for Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the s ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Area middle school spelling champ prepares for national bee

    DeKALB – As DeKalb County Spelling Bee winner Nolan Bunger prepares to compete in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, his friends, famil ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Fairview Cemetery rededicates historic mausoleum

    FAIRVIEW – It was 100 years to the date on Saturday of the original dedication of Fairview Cemetery’s mausoleum, and the cemetery held a rededication ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Feed’em Soup to run DeKalb Park District concessions

    DeKALB – Last season, the DeKalb Park District lost money on concessions.This year, the district pla ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • H-BR grads reflect on last four years

    Hinckley-Big Rock High School student council president Taylor Prellberg welcomed the Class of 2015 during her speech by bringing out a selfie stick a ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Reader Poll

    How will you observe Memorial Day?
    Attend a Memorial Day parade, service or other event
    Have a picnic or grill out
    Travel out of town
    Go swimming