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  • Unemployment benefits: U.S. jobless aid applications decline to 289,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Feds sue New York City over Rikers Island jail violence

    NEW YORK – Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found wa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Salvation Army, Toys for Tots team up to provide toys to needy

    DeKALB – The doors were wide open Wednesday at The Salvation Army Community Center in DeKalb, as people were in and out picking up donated toys and cl ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • TAILS Humane Society’s new leaders embrace roles

    DeKALB – With a new executive director and several new employees among the changes in 2014, it’s been an eventful year for TAILS Humane Society.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Negotiations hit snag for Kishwaukee teachers, board

    MALTA – Months of negotiations between Kishwaukee College administration and the school’s faculty union appear to have hit a wall, pushing teachers cl ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • DeKalb County Board to explore jail options

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County officials want 2015 to be the year they devise a solution for expanding the county jail.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Chicago man arrested on charges of unlawful possession of ammunition

    DeKALB – A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday morning after DeKalb County Sheriff’s police found handguns and ammunition at his DeKalb storage unit.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release date

    NEW YORK – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony P ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape during siege

    SYDNEY – The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O’Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Morgan Witmer fundraiser set for Thursday

    DeKALB – A fundraiser for Sycamore teen Morgan Witmer, who was seriously injured in a car crash last month, will start at 6 p.m. Thursday at O’Leary’s ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Cortland teen in critical condition after crash

    MALTA – A 17-year-old Cortland girl was in critical condition at St. Anthony Medical Center on Wednesday after the car she was a passenger in rolled s ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into '16 race lands in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal earl ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner offer high praise at Judy Baar Topinka memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE – Illinois leaders – past, present and future – gathered Wednesday morning with one common agenda: honoring the life and service of Rivers ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Cuba releasing spy for U.S. in move to restore ties

    WASHINGTON – Cuba has freed a Cuban man who was imprisoned for nearly 20 years for spying for the United States, American officials said Wednesday as ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic shi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:54 pm
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