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  • Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent last month, down from 7.8 percent during March 2014, according to preliminary figure ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Lawyer: NIU hazing defendants won't face jail time

    SYCAMORE – Five former members of Northern Illinois University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity facing felony hazing charges in connection with the acciden ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Chicago Bears to assist in tornado recovery efforts in Fairdale

    The Bears announced that the team will make a $100,000 donation to the United Way of Rock River Valley to assist in recovery efforts for those affecte ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Judge sentences ex-lawmaker Derrick Smith, says politicians 'don't get it'

    CHICAGO – A federal judge sentenced a former state lawmaker on Thursday to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe, chiding Illinois' polit ...
    April 23, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Election results: Davis, Smith join DeKalb School District 428 board; O'Leary keeps one-vote lead in DeKalb's 7th Ward

    SYCAMORE – Write-in candidates Fred Davis Jr. and Rick Smith emerged Thursday as the final two winners in the seven-way race for seats on DeKalb-based ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Southeast Elementary custodian faces sex assault charges

    SYCAMORE – A 51-year-old Sycamore man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at his home has been placed on leave from his custodial job at Sou ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    NEW YORK – For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hop ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday he takes "full responsibility" for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an Amer ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • U.S. new-home sales collapse in March

    WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Caterpillar trumps Wall Street 1Q expectations, raises forecast

    Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • Ballroom dancer describes losing her leg in bombing

    BOSTON – After the first bomb went off down the street at the Boston Marathon, Adrianne Haslet-Davis somehow knew there was another one coming.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Drivers interested in new safety technology but measures will be costly

    DETROIT – Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • AP Analysis: Tough Iran talk but nuclear deal reachable

    VIENNA – As Iran nuclear talks go into the home stretch, top officials in Tehran are digging in on positions that appear set to doom the negotiations ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
    Yes, I feel safer
    No, I don't feel safer
    No, but never felt unsafe