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  • Pope visits Philadelphia, extols America’s founding ideals

    PHILADELPHIA – Standing at the birthplace of the United States, Pope Francis extended a warm and affectionate welcome to recent immigrants and extolle ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon.A total lunar ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Kirk campaign launches unusual attack on Chicago Tribune

    CHICAGO – Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign has launched an unusual public attack on a Chicago Tribune reporter, accusing him of “bullying” former and current ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • How Illinois spends federal aid for water infrastructure

    CHICAGO – Illinois is framed and bisected by water. Bounded by the Mississippi, the Ohio, the Wabash; cut diagonally by the Illinois; dotted with lake ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Activists warn budget impasse may mean more landfill garbage

    SPRINGFIELD – Environmental groups have warned that the state budget standoff could lead to more trash headed to landfills across Illinois.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come f ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Metra to test free wireless internet on 10 cars

    CHICAGO – Metro Chicago’s commuter rail agency plans to offer free wireless internet to passengers on 10 cars to test whether to offer the service sys ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Inquiry into fatal police chase continues

    DeKALB – A disciplinary hearing for two DeKalb County Sheriff's employees accused of violating departmental policies during a fatal police chase conti ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Scouts build water balloon catapult

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, sponsored by Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore, recently enjoyed its fifth annual Pioneering Campout at MacQueen Forest Preserve ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kirkland Historical Society donates to Fairdale Relief Fund

    The Kirkland Historical Society donated half of the proceeds from an auction held at their annual golf outing on Aug. 29 to the Fairdale Relief Fund. ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • KishHealth System Hospice offers caregiver class

    Those who regularly take time to help a loved one with personal care, living arrangements, daily activities, errands or financial and legal concerns a ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Court tosses inmate’s $10 million suit for escape

    CHICAGO – An inmate who escaped from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago has an unusual theory on who’s to blame: He said the government was negligent ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Ex-lawmaker, felon wants delay in reporting to prison

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois state representative sentenced to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe is asking for a delay in his surrende ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Police to host child safety seat checkup

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Department will host a child safety seat checkup event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Target parking lot, 2555 Sycamo ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Sept. 26 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
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