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    April 15, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • April 15 not really a deadline for most taxpayers

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  • Life cut short, legacy 'forever': Conference room, award named for slain NIU student Steven R. Agee II

    DeKALB – When Kimberly Agee saw the Northern Illinois University conference room named in honor of her deceased son Steven, her face lit up with joy.
    April 15, 2014 - 7:02 am
  • Illinois gas station owners oppose tax hike

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    April 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • DeKalb retains two finance consultants

    DeKALB – Two consultants will review the city of DeKalb’s financial procedures through June after DeKalb aldermen agreed Monday to pay up to $45,000 f ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Poster artwork to be shown at Cracker Jax

    DeKALB – Polish poster artist Kaja Renkas will open an exhibit at Cracker Jax from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown DeKalb.
    April 14, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Attorney to deliver public-interest lecture

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    April 15, 2014 - 7:04 am
  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

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    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • DeKalb police think alcohol a factor in recent fatal crash

    DeKALB – Victoria “Vicki” Hale’s coworkers remember her as a tiny woman with a big smile who helped people who had been involved in serious crashes li ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Benefit planned for Cortland family

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    April 14, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Congressional report presses for e-cig rules

    RICHMOND, Va. – Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regula ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Fiebelkorn gives up last two goats

    ST. CHARLES –A petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty and neglect last month agreed Monday to give up the last two remaining goats of 94 starv ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Sycamore library garden accessible to all

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    April 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Gov. Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

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    April 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Kansas shooting suspect had no record violence

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan – Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
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