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  • Caterpillar trumps Wall Street 1Q expectations, raises forecast

    Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • Ballroom dancer describes losing her leg in bombing

    BOSTON – After the first bomb went off down the street at the Boston Marathon, Adrianne Haslet-Davis somehow knew there was another one coming.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Drivers interested in new safety technology but measures will be costly

    DETROIT – Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • AP Analysis: Tough Iran talk but nuclear deal reachable

    VIENNA – As Iran nuclear talks go into the home stretch, top officials in Tehran are digging in on positions that appear set to doom the negotiations ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • After 4 decades as fugitive, man turns himself in

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Committee passes bill to privatize state economic agency

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a measure that would privatize the state’s economic development agency and turn the Abraham Lincoln Libra ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Extremist’s misfire foils church attack

    PARIS – An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented from opening fire on churchgoers only because he accidentally shot himself i ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • DeKalb County health officials warn to watch for dog flu

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Health Department is encouraging anyone whose dog is exhibiting symptoms of canine influenza to contact a veterinarian.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Senate OKs restoring $26M in grant cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has overwhelmingly approved restoring $26 million in social service and public health grants that Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Rauner: Stop ‘fair share’ fees for nonunion teachers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he wants to banish a requirement that nonunion public school teachers pay union fees – the Rep ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

    WASHINGTON – The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over ab ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Health law brings growth in food stamps

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama’s health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Design OK'd for expansion of Sycamore Park District’s Airport Road sports complex

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Park Board members have approved a design for a sports complex expansion that includes more and better parking and moving its socc ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • April 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 ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
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    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
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