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  • Zoo asks public to vote on names for wolf pups

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Zoological Society says the new additions to Brookfield Zoo’s animal population are healthy. Now they just need names.
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Theater shooter John Russell Houser’s mental problems didn’t stop him from buying gun

    LAFAYETTE, La. – John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Star-studded opening ceremony kicks off ’15 Special Olympics

    LOS ANGELES – The Special Olympic World Games kicked off Saturday in Los Angeles as 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed into the Memorial Colis ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Turkey bombing ISIS, but also hitting Kurdish targets

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it’s afraid of losing clout with the U.S ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Sandra Bland funeral draws mourners, supporters to Lisle church

    LISLE – The upbeat music that played Saturday morning at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle was in stark contrast to the somber fa ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Hillary Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel in October

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Turkish bombing of IS marks end of tacit truce

    ISTANBUL – Last month, the first edition of the Islamic State group’s Turkish-language magazine contained not a word of criticism of the Turkish gover ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

    WASHINGTON – A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hill ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • No warning as drifter with violent past opened fire

    LAFAYETTE, La. – A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet a ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles

    DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took contro ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Mitsubishi Motors to end U.S. production

    NORMAL – Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • July 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 ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • NIU player charged with driving under the influence

    SYCAMORE – A Northern Illinois University football player faces felony charges after police said they stopped him drunkenly driving 93 mph on Route 23 ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Police: Elburn man faces battery charges

    SYCAMORE – An Elburn man faces domestic battery charges after police said he knowingly punched a pregnant woman in the stomach.
    July 24, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Sweet corn stands pop up around the county

    DeKALB – For some, a bite into the first pick of Barb Pondelick’s sweet corn is an anticipated summer tradition.
    July 24, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you want to happen to the vacant building at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb?
    Rehab it
    Knock it down and build new
    Whatever brings new business there quickest