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  • Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of support

    WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq’s government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning ...
    May 26, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • Standoff between Rauner, Democrats remains

    CHICAGO – A standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Illinois Legislature is threatening to derail action on a long ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Another View: China's nuke upgrades raise alarm

    After exercising restraint in its nuclear weapons program for decades, China has made the poor choice of upgrading its arsenal in a way that raises co ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Obama pays tribute to fallen service members

    ARLINGTON, Va. – President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • DeKalb High School singing group visits New York City

    DeKALB – Thanks to community outreach, the DeKalb High School music department’s a cappella group Enharmonic Fusion enjoyed a pitch-perfect trip to Ne ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • DeKalb police to host child safety seat checkup

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Department will team up with Schnucks to offer a child safety seat checkup event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11.
    May 25, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Volunteers sought for Day of Caring event

    DeKALB – Colleen Bredeson is looking forward to having some help delivering meals and gardening next month.
    May 25, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • DeKalb County residents remember fallen veterans during Memorial Day events

    DeKALB – Carolyn Smrz, her husband and sons, Ethan and William, ages 3 and 5, stood by the corner of Lincoln Highway and North Second Street on Monday ...
    May 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Loon Lake

    ANTIOCH – Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.Lake Count ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:10 am
  • Launching campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sande ...
    May 25, 2015 - 7:52 am
  • Tactics fueling legislative gridlock

    SPRINGFIELD – An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with camp ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Medical pot businesses face illegal competition

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • May 25 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 ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

    WASHINGTON – The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Somonauk graduates set ‘new benchmark’

    SOMONAUK – This Memorial Day weekend, Ricky Benitez is looking forward to more than a holiday barbecue.
    May 24, 2015 - 8:52 pm
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