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  • Plane crashes into home in Joliet-Plainfield area

    JOLIET – A plane crashed late Thursday morning into a home in the Joliet-Plainfield area, destroying much of the two-story residence.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Ted Cruz: I'm not a 'servile puppy dog' to Donald Trump

    CLEVELAND – A night after being booed off the Republican National Convention stage, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remained defiant about Donald Trump Thursday, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Florida police officer shoots black therapist; video shows him lying down in the street before being shot

    MIAMI – A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphon ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:49 am
  • Donald Trump says U.S. might not defend NATO allies against Russia if he's elected

    WASHINGTON – Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at a new world order if he becomes president, saying the United States, under his leadership, migh ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Little sympathy for black shooting victims at GOP convention

    CLEVELAND – In the hours after the deadly attack on police officers in Dallas, Donald Trump offered his "thoughts and prayers" for all the victims of ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • U.S. unemployment applications dip to 253,000 last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, falling to the lowest point in 13 weeks.
    July 21, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Murder Mystery Theatre event at DeKalb library

    Help celebrate Adult Summer Reading 2016 by joining the DeKalb Public Library for an interactive murder mystery performance led by the Murder Mystery ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • At least 75 dead, missing in recent China flooding

    BEIJING – At least 75 people in northern China have died or gone missing since Monday in some of the worst flooding in years, the government said Thur ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Thunderous boos for Cruz for refusing to endorse Trump

    CLEVELAND – Undercutting calls for Republican unity, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stubbornly refused to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday night as he addressed th ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • More children are victims of Chicago's gunfire, gang battles

    CHICAGO – The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that she could protect them by sizing up and avoiding the ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston School District 424 seeks candidates to fill school board vacancy

    GENOA – Genoa-Kingston School District 424 is seeking a district resident to serve on its school board, which is responsible for overseeing the educat ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Chicago man takes plea deal in DeKalb sex-abuse case

    SYCAMORE – A 22-year-old Chicago man accepted a sentence of four years’ probation Wednesday, after he pleaded guilty to repeatedly meeting an underage ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Environmental commission works to reduce plastic bag use

    DeKALB – Unlike some other municipalities around the state, DeKalb has not imposed an outright ban those ubiquitous single-use plastic bags that consu ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Area children submit their creations to 4-H General Projects Show

    SYCAMORE – Shayna Schmit and her grandfather, William Susina, were a matching set.A recent 4-H proje ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Donald Trump speechwriter apologizes for Melania Trump's speech

    CLEVELAND – A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama s ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:10 pm
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