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  • DeKalb Municipal Band accompanies firework display

    DeKALB – Deb Shofner might not have directly seen any of the fireworks Saturday launched 300 feet above her seat in the Dee Palmer Band Shell, but som ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Closer Look: Despite Illinois state budget deadlock, there are ways out

    SPRINGFIELD – What Illinois needs is for one of its political leaders to blink.But as Republican Gov ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Fairdale victim to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery

    FAIRDALE – Jackie Klosa, one of two women who died in the tornado that struck Fairdale on April 9, will be laid to rest Aug. 17 next to her husband at ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Analysts: Greek government’s post-referendum future unsure

    ATHENS, Greece – Whether Greeks decide in Sunday’s referendum to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on power may b ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

    LOS ANGELES – At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

    The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization cer ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

    AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia – In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellhe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says

    CAIRO – President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

    TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, sa ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M

    CHICAGO – Dozens of legal and financial firms have been paid roughly $18 million in fees from borrowing and debt-refinancing deals with Chicago Public ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits

    MADISON, Wis. – In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to co ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

    SPRINGFIELD – The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Police say Genoa woman acted in self-defense in stabbing

    GENOA – A Genoa woman was trying get away from her husband, who had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the state’s legal limit for driving, when sh ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • DeKalb library construction to continue despite budget stall

    DeKALB – Construction will continue on the DeKalb Public Library despite the state budget impasse dragging on in Springfield.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Jack Spartz, longtime Sycamore firefighter, dies at 61

    DeKALB – Jacob J. “Jack” Spartz Jr., who served the Sycamore Fire Department for more than 35 years, died Monday. He was 61.
    July 4, 2015 - 10:59 pm
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