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  • U.S. job market's lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Heroin deaths in DeKalb County prompt action

    Brenda Jergens, of Malta, and Cathi McDannel, of Holiday Hills in McHenry County, both want to raise awareness about the dangers of heroin since losin ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • About that raise… U.S. execs feeling tight-fisted

    WASHINGTON – The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:05 pm
  • Police: Two motorcyclists tried to flee authorities

    SYCAMORE — Two motorcyclists remained in DeKalb County Jail this morning after authorities said they led police on unrelated chases over the weekend.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • 4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

    CHICAGO – Four children died in a fire on Chicago's South Side early Monday and their mother and her boyfriend were critically injured after jumping f ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 in India, Pakistan

    SRINAGAR, India – Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pak ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Analysis shows police short on Hispanic officers

    WASHINGTON – The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the cou ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Kids get creative with Legos

    SYCAMORE – Joshua Brazier has liked LEGOs ever since he first heard of them.Brazier, 9, spends time ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Fines and hearings among lingering ‘fracking’ issues

    CHICAGO – Environmentalists want to lift a cap on fines for violations, while industry officials want to limit who can ask for a public hearing as eac ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Palestinian president calls for Hamas to yield power

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve his allia ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Some police agencies not racially balanced

    An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepre ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Congress coming back from break, must act to avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to pros

    RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane field ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • DeKalb council to vote on rules for commercial building inspections

    DeKALB – DeKalb aldermen today will vote on a comprehensive ordinance that will change the way the city inspects commercial and industrial businesses, ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Sept. 7 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 ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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