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  • U.S. trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues

    TAJI, Iraq – As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country’s security forces to combat the Islamic State group, ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Sen. Cruz to be first candidate to jump into presidential race

    WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will become the first major candidate for president when he launches his campaign Monday, kicking off what ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Confederate flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

    WASHINGTON – Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day each January to monuments on the gr ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Rauner sends mixed signals on immigration

    CHICAGO – More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation’s most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Betties fall in season-opening bout

    DeKALB – In the first period of the season-opening bout, two of the four blockers for the Barbed Wire Betties women’s roller derby team were forced to ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Quinn gave film studio $10M to buy land that’s not for sale

    CHICAGO – After Gov. Pat Quinn lost the election in November to Bruce Rauner, the state of Illinois wrote a $10 million check to a movie studio to buy ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • March 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 ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Face Time with… Bob Scherer

    The county fair has been in Genoa resident Bob Scherer’s blood since 1963, when he used to do tractor pulls with his neighbor.
    March 22, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Feed’em Soup moves to smaller location, expands operations

    DeKALB – Feed’em Soup, a community project dedicated to helping out those in need among the community, is moving to a smaller space as it looks to exp ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Pay-It-Forward House celebrates 10 years of good-nights' rest

    SYCAMORE – As Barry Cohn’s wife of 43 years rested in her final weeks of life in Kindred Hospital last summer, he was almost always by her side.
    March 22, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Sycamore officials express concerns about plans for new digital billboard

    SYCAMORE – A new company is looking to bring a bright form of advertising to the city.Jay Sauber and ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Sycamore man, dog uninjured after rollover accident in Clare

    CLARE – Jeff Platt was able to walk after his vehicle and hauler overturned on Route 64 Sunday morning with him – and his four-legged traveling compan ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

    According to a recently released internal memo, Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday.
    March 22, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • For liberal Israelis, Netanyahu’s win is a reality check

    TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly irrevers ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
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