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  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska abolished the death penalty Wednesday over the governor’s objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual ba ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • 2 tornadoes touch down in causing minor damage

    ATKINSON – Weather officials say a pair of tornadoes caused minor damage in northern Illinois.The Na ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized

    WASHINGTON – New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands – and the drinking water of 117 million Americans – ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Huntley Middle School student broadens vocabulary, social circle at national spelling bee

    Nolan Bunger, the 12-year-old Huntley Middle School student representing DeKalb County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, spelled one word correct ...
    May 28, 2015 - 7:56 am
  • Kirkland man charged with DUI after crash with bicyclist

    SYCAMORE – A man whose truck hit a bicyclist on DeKalb Avenue Tuesday was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, Sycamore police said Wedn ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Police seize pot, guns in Cortland raid

    CORTLAND – A late-night police raid Tuesday uncovered a marijuana growing and distribution operation in Cortland.
    May 28, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • DeKalb City Council discusses budget recommendations; some aldermen question city spending

    DeKALB – The root of the problem with the city budget is stagnant revenue, and the problem will only escalate, 1st Ward Alderman David Jacobson said a ...
    May 28, 2015 - 7:55 am
  • DeKalb High School 'Hairspray' production mirrors current societal issues

    DeKALB – Senior Matthew Petersen was showing his feminine side Wednesday evening, wearing a muumuu and a black wig.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Location, incentives help bring businesses to DeKalb County

    KIRKLAND – DeKalb County’s job market is still struggling to recover losses suffered during the Great Recession, and local officials continue working ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Judge orders ex-Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell to forfeit horse trophies

    ROCKFORD – A federal judge has ruled that imprisoned former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell can't keep a collection of horse trophies and other perso ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Illinois Senate panel rejects 1 of Gov. Bruce Rauner's top priorities

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has rejected one of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's top pro-business priorities.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Is Carly Fiorina shadowing Hillary Clinton's campaign?

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Might Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina be shadowing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign?
    May 27, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bowe Bergdahl could move freely

    WASHINGTON – Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could mov ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • FIFA officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

    ZURICH – Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 8:12 am
  • Autopsy: Boy died of head, neck injuries

    CHICAGO – An autopsy has found that a boy mauled by a dog on Chicago’s South Side died of multiple sharp and blunt force injuries to his head and neck ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you buy alcoholic beverages made in DeKalb County?
    Yes, often
    Yes occasionally
    No, I don't like them
    No, I don't buy alcohol