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  • Oncken still considering his County Board status

    SYCAMORE – A week after DeKalb County Board members filled two vacancies, board member Riley Oncken is still considering quitting because of questions ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

    WASHINGTON – As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a cr ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules – even when th ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • DeKalb City Council’s makeup about to change

    DeKALB – Third Ward Alderwoman Kristen Lash and 5th Ward Alderman Ron Naylor will not seek re-election to their DeKalb City Council seats in April.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park buyout almost completed

    SYCAMORE – Robert Baird was adamant that his family stay in Sycamore, even though they have to move out of Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreve ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA – Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until mo ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Grandson charged in 85-year-old East Dundee woman's death

    EAST DUNDEE – The grandson of an 85-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her home in the northern Illinois village of East Dundee has been charged ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Chicago police issue alert for kidnapping suspect

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert after an 11-year-old girl who escaped a kidnapping attempt reported seeing anothe ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    MIAMI – Burger King confirmed Tuesday that it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that could help give the fast-food c ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

    CHICAGO – The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

    KRASNODON, Ukraine – For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-he ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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