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  • Homeland Security official employed improper influence

    WASHINGTON – The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors in three cases involving the ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Man accused of stabbing wife in hospital bathroom

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – A man accused of stabbing his wife to death with a screwdriver inside a locked bathroom at a northern Illinois hospital has been c ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Sen. Cruz wants to scrap IRS if elected

    WASHINGTON – Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republi ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Fix for crashes rejected by transportation companies

    RALEIGH, North Carolina – America’s railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $15 billion.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Illinois moves to plug hole in this year’s state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

    NEW YORK – Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will c ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Male nurses scarce, make more than women

    CHICAGO – Even in an occupation that women overwhelmingly dominate, they still earn less than men, a study of nurses found.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Country music star Jo Dee Messina to play in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Country music star Jo Dee Messina will perform May 23 at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb with special guest Destination Unknown.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • County voters to see anti-corruption measure on ballot

    DeKALB – DeKalb County voters will be asked if they support a Massachusetts-based group’s plan for eradicating corruption and overhauling campaign fin ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • March 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 ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Rent’s not too high in DeKalb

    Note to readers: This story has been corrected to reflect that a plan to have NIU students live on campus their freshman and sophomore years was resci ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Waterman woman dies after Tuesday crash

    DeKALB – A 79-year-old Waterman woman died after the van she was driving went off the road, hit a ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • In rare deal, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

    WASHINGTON – An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Duck Soup in DeKalb in danger of closing

    DeKALB – After 40 years in DeKalb, the Duck Soup Co-op may close its doors, according to a letter sent to members of the cooperatively owned natural f ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Corn Collector’s Club holds meeting, auction

    The Corn Items Collectors Association will hold its spring meeting and auction from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 13 ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:11 am
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