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  • Cornerstone Christian Academy 9th-grader Margaret Makovey leaves Ukraine for Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Putting 5,220 miles between herself and her family tested 14-year-old Margaret Makovey’s strength earlier this year.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    DENVER – The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain – a move that rekindled t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Corrections

    A story about the toy sharing event that appeared on the front page of Thursday’s Daily Chronicle did not clearly identify where the donated toys came ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it mor ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS – A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he “manipulated” the grand jury i ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    WASHINGTON – Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about p ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Pakistan executes militants, bombards tribal areas

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insur ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Australian woman arrested in the deaths of 8 children

    SYDNEY – An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    DENVER – Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of America ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • DeKalb County Sheriff's Office releases new app, launches Facebook page

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott announced Friday that his office has a new Mobile Patrol public safety app, as well as a new Facebook page.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Dec. 20 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 ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Topinka

    CHICAGO – Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a longtime member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace the late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 turns down resource officer grant

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb will turn down a $125,000 federal grant to hire another school resource officer because city and school leaders said they ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Local organizations join Wreaths Across America effort in DeKalb

    DeKALB – When Matthew Galloway enlisted in the U.S. Navy four years ago, he celebrated Christmas with his new family – his fellow service members.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

    LOS ANGELES – When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” e ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:14 pm
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