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  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost public schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter’s call for comment, the group’s ubiquitous “ice bucket challe ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Congressional gridlock, taxes topics of candidate’s town hall

    GENOA – Genoa resident John Noyes liked many of the things he heard Randall Olsen, Democratic candidate for the Illinois 16th Congressional District, ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS – Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of Americans an ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:48 am
  • Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

    BEIRUT – The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new image ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Ways insurers can deter the sick from enrolling in plans

    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that compani ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Sex offender pleads guilty to weapons charges

    SYCAMORE – A registered sex offender accused of carrying weapons into a Waterman park agreed to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon just before his trial w ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • County Zero Waste task force proposal OK’d by committee

    SYCAMORE – County Zero Waste task force members hope that in the future their priorities can be expanded and recycling opportunities can be provided f ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • DeKalb Corn Fest road closures start today

    DeKALB – Some downtown DeKalb roads will close at 3 p.m. today in preparation for Corn Fest, which runs Friday through Sunday.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • DeKalb police say four still wanted in drug investigation

    DeKALB – Police have so far arrested nine of the 13 people recently charged after a months-long drug investigation in DeKalb, authorities said.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Aug. 27 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 ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Toilet Bowl Challenge flush with popularity

    MAPLE PARK – Now in its 10th year, the Toilet Bowl Challenge has become a signature event at the Maple Park Fun Fest, which is being held Saturday thr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • DeKalb commercial building owners await new inspection rules

    DeKALB – Building owner Arch Richoz doesn’t know what to expect from a DeKalb proposal that would revamp how the city inspects commercial and industri ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    CHICAGO – The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in U.S.

    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:___ALABAMAThe state school board folded Common Co ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:01 pm
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