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  • Rauner appoints Burzynski to health board

    DeKALB – Former state Sen. J. Bradley Burzynski has been appointed to the state’s Health Facilities and Services Review Board.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dye

    NEW YORK – This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic c ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP’s Darin LaHood favored in race to replace Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • 3 face charges after DeKalb heroin bust

    SYCAMORE – Three people arrested on charges of possession of heroin Saturday remained in custody Monday.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Phone repair shop opens in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Raul Rodriguez opened his first Certified Phone Repair in Rockford last August but as business quickly picked up, he picked DeKalb as his sec ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Worries about state funding, other issues pushing DeKalb County road work start dates back

    DeKALB – Spring is usually the start of road-work season in Illinois, but uncertainty about state funding cuts and other unknowns could delay some wor ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Sycamore City Council approves medical marijuana firm's special use permit

    Note to readers: This story has been updated to reflect the correct size of the space and clarify the limits on medical marijuana sales.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • Andrew Rifkin's lawyer wants statements suppressed

    SYCAMORE – The lawyer for a former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student said statements his client mad ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Family member of Fairdale tornado victim faces looting charges

    FAIRDALE – A Stillman Valley man who was helping a family member clean up after the Fairdale tornado faces looting charges after police said they foun ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Campaigning Hillary Clinton says economy has 'stalled out'

    KEENE, N.H. – Hillary Rodham Clinton has a dismal assessment of the U.S. economy. She says it's "stalled out."
    April 20, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Route 72 reopens through Fairdale

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has reopened Route 72 throughout DeKalb County and the community of Fairdale, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Sc ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Sycamore's Acquaviva to open expanded space in May

    SYCAMORE – Just seven months after it opened its doors, a restaurant in the heart of the city is expanding its location to create a better, bigger pla ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Lelisa Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Carolina Rotich takes women's race

    BOSTON – Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first title to the city in ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • State Farm Cleared for Takeoff

    State Farm is the first insurer in the United States to receive FAA permission to test Unmanned  Aircraft Systems (UAS) for commercial use. The decisi ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Survey: U.S. businesses expect sales to rebound, more hiring

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:24 am
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