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  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and alt ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • 15 people charged in DeKalb cocaine investigation

    DeKALB — Four men appeared in court for the first time Thursday on allegations they sold less than a gram of cocaine to confidential police sources ne ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • No suspects in shooting death of Chicago boy, 9

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for whoever fatally shot a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Medical marijuana a step closer

    By ANDREA AZZO - aazzo@shawmedia.com SOMONAUK – Multiple sclerosis patient and Army veteran Jim Ch ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Holder arrives in Ferguson after shooting

    CLAYTON, Mo. – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the sub ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Last 4 hostages have been freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Sycamore’s West Elementary invites parents to first day

    SYCAMORE – Marco Barrera was a little nervous to start his first day of school in Illinois, but he’s ready for whatever lies ahead.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • More than 4,000 NIU students to move in Friday

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents should brace for more than 4,000 Northern Illinois University students moving into residence halls.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • University Plaza owners consider redeveloping private dorms

    DeKALB – Owners of University Plaza want to turn the private dormitory into apartments for students in hopes of attracting more residents.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Committee exploring ways to fund DeKalb street repairs

    DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb’s Finance Advisory Committee aren’t ruling out any options that could help pay for $33 million in street repairs the ci ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
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