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  • Mom of Canada shooting suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    OTTAWA, Ontario – The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • DeKalb firefighters holding back gas fire

    DeKALB – Firefighters are battling a gasline fire that melted siding on a nearby home but has not spread in the 400 block of Red Wing Lane off Bethany ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • White House fence jumper charged with assaulting police dogs

    WASHINGTON – The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two pol ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Cheaper fuel helps United's third quarter profit take off

    CHICAGO – United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Caterpillar beats Wall Street third quarter forecasts

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's belt tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook f ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

    CROWN POINT, Ind. – A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a s ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Durbin, Oberweis face off at debate

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday painted Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis as too extreme for Illinois, while the GOP challenger argued t ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Oct. 22 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 ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Sycamore woman wants to spread ‘pink positivity’

    SYCAMORE – Before Cheryl Chilson delivers the care packages she puts together for patients at KishHealth System Cancer Center in DeKalb, she likes to ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Monitor ordered for IDOT hiring

    CHICAGO – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn’s Department of Transportation, a ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Expert: Autopsy doesn’t show if Brown went for gun

    ST. LOUIS – Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigatio ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • DeKalb County Board District 1 race has 2 political newcomers facing off

    SYCAMORE – Two rural residents are facing off for a County Board spot in the hopes of earning their first seat in public office.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Statue of Wally 'Mr. Pumpkin' Thurow unveiled as Sycamore Pumpkin Festival gets underway

    SYCAMORE – Craig Thurow is comforted knowing his dad is back at home in Sycamore. Thurow watched as ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney resigns following Bruce Rauner complaint

    CHICAGO – An Illinois political reporter says he's resigned after being put on temporary leave when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's campa ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Barricaded Cary man safely taken to hospital after police negotiation

    CARY —  A 30-year-old Cary man was safely escorted from a neighborhood residence and to a hospital after he barricaded himself from a large police c ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
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