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  • Police: Fleeing suspect caught; gun found after he’s handcuffed

    DeKALB - An Aurora man faces felony gun charges after being found with a handgun Sunday morning after running from police during a traffic stop.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Sycamore's Boynton House to be repaired

    SYCAMORE – Repairs are planned for a historic Sycamore mansion damaged by a recent fire.Dave Waters, ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Wee Naturalist program gives kids a taste of nature

    Edmund Solares-Jaeger sees a lot of animals in his backyard, so he couldn’t wait to learn more about animal tracks. 
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Illinois man hits 30-gallon mark for blood donations

    MILLSTADT – An 82-year-old Illinois man who gave blood for the first time in the 1950s to help the war effort has hit the 30-gallon mark for donations ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Bison herd in Franklin Grove more than quadruples since 2014

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A herd of bison on an Illinois prairie has grown from 20 to 90 since it was brought over two years ago to boost the grassland restora ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Melrose Park man gets 22-year prison term for stealing remote control

    WHEATON – A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for stealing a remote control.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

    BEIRUT – A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a hu ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Fort Lauderdale airport gunman charged; U.S. seeks death penalty

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Charles Manson back at Central California prison after hospital stay

    BAKERSFIELD – Cult leader Charles Manson is back in a Central California prison after a reported hospital stay for an unspecified medical problem.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Trump's pick for national intelligence director spent years lobbying

    WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Dan Coats, in line to be national intelligence director, has swung back and forth between government service and lobbying, th ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • LGBT activists view President Obama as staunch champion of their cause

    It was a new look for the White House, bathed in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • CHS Elburn funds educational scholarships

    The new CHS Elburn Scholarship Fund was created as a lasting memory to the legacy of the Elburn Cooperative and to support the communities that streng ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Troop 2810 competes in cooking campout

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, chartered out of Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore, recently held its annual cooking competition campout at Marengo Ridge. The y ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Learn small farming skills from the comfort of your desk

    Even in the dead of winter, you can learn to raise strawberries, microgreens and cut flowers. Fields and gardens may be snowed over, but it is the per ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore Elks donate to Salvation Army

    Sycamore Elks Lodge 1392 recently donated children’s gifts to the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Pictured (from left) are Salvation Army Social Service Co ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 5:30 am
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