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  • Fewer people sought U.S. jobless benefits last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week, partially reversing two weeks of big gains that had raised concerns ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Video: Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary's "Reading Gives Us Super Powers" event

    Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School Principal Julie Melnyk was "flown" onto the school's roof today with the help of the students' reading powers afte ...
    May 19, 2016 - 7:56 am
  • IVT sets auditions for 'Always a Bridesmaid'

    Indian Valley Theatre will hold auditions for its next show, “Always a Bridesmaid,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 23, ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local doctor honored with Flagg Township Museum display

    The newest display at Flagg Township Museum in Rochelle focuses on an area man and his wife’s lifelong commitment of “returning the blessings.”
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • EgyptAir says plane carrying 66 has disappeared from radar

    CAIRO – An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 66 people disappeared from radar early Thursday morning, the airline said.
    May 19, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • California water suppliers back plan to manage conservation amid 5-year drought

    FRESNO, Calif. – California decided Wednesday to allow hundreds of local water districts to set their own conservation goals after a wet winter eased ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Foreign hackers spying on 2016 presidential campaigns, U.S. intelligence says

    WASHINGTON – The United States sees evidence of hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. B ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Reservations for TV recycling event fill up

    DeKALB – Reservations are full for the DeKalb County Health Department’s cathode-ray tube TV recycling collection event planned for May 26 through 28. ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • No serious injuries after morning crash in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – A two-vehicle collision on Peace Road left two vehicles badly damaged but caused no serious injuries, Sycamore police said.
    May 19, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Driver airlifted to hospital, traffic shut down after I-88 semitrailer crash

    DeKALB – A driver was airlifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital after two semitrailers crashed and caused traffic going west on Interstate 88 toward DeK ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • Genoa-Kingston School District 424 seeks consolidation plan feedback

    GENOA – Before proposing to shutter three of the district’s five schools at a community meeting this week, Genoa-Kingston School District 424’s board ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Sycamore's 2016 Pumpkin Fest theme to be a "Parade of Pumpkins"

    SYCAMORE – This year, first-grader Camryn Knox will get to relive her favorite part of Pumpkin Fest each day of the celebration, with the 2016 theme: ...
    May 18, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record in April

    WASHINGTON – Earth's heat is stuck on high.Thanks to a combination of global warming and an El Nino, ...
    May 18, 2016 - 7:21 pm
  • Connecticut police find $1M worth of heroin after pulling over Chicago man

    STRATFORD, Conn. – Connecticut State Police troopers have seized about 28 pounds of heroin worth an estimated $1 million after pulling over a Chicago ...
    May 18, 2016 - 6:22 pm
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