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  • Democrats giving no hint of compromise with Rauner on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Raune ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • DeKalb city clerk resigns

    DeKALB – No one, it seems, wants to serve as DeKalb’s city clerk.Just weeks after being appointed ci ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • May 23 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 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    BEIRUT – Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • D-426 board to interview superintendent candidates

    KIRKLAND – The Hiawatha School District 426 Board will conduct interim superintendent interviews in closed session at committee meetings at 5:30 p.m. ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Railroad crossing work to close part of Route 32

    DeKALB – The Illinois Route 23 Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing south of DeKalb will be closed June 1, according to a news release from the Illin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Eric Olson: Keynote speaker knows a soldier's life

    Bruce Vander Volk carries himself like a man who has been a leader for decades.At 70, he has an erec ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    DUBLIN – Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decade ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • States retooling training for police

    BURIEN, Wash. – When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state’s police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • In remembrance: Genoa parade changes focus to true meaning of Memorial Day

    GENOA – When Genoa-Kingston High School band director Tom Rucker asked the 70 students in his band, “What is the first thing you think of when you thi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • TLC pulls Duggar family series amid Josh Duggar misconduct reports

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct ...
    May 22, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Hillary Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

    WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diploma ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Obama tells people of Israel: 'America has its back'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Isra ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Drew Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that former suburban Chicago police sergeant plo ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Finding cause of California oil spill could take months

    GOLETA, Calif. – The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it cou ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:44 am
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