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  • 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
  • Judge blocks Illinois redistricting plan from ballot

    CHICAGO – A voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge de ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up. GOP denounces Hillary Clinton

    Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up.Republicans may have mixed feelings about nominating Donald Trump for pre ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Mike Pence's Indiana record more complicated than campaign claims

    INDIANAPOLIS – The national rollout of Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has touted the Indiana governor's record on jobs, tax cuts, i ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Kansas officer killed while looking for drive-by suspect

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was shot and killed on Tuesday while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting, police ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

    LONDON – With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Turkey fires tens of thousands in coup plotters hunt

    ISTANBUL – Asserting that "all the evidence" points to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric as the mastermind of last week's failed coup, Turkey's government on ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • GOP nominates Trump, heaps criticism on Hillary Clinton

    Donald Trump officially won the Republican Party's presidential nomination Tuesday, making the businessman the GOP standard-bearer after a rollicking ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Writer-director Garry Marshall dies at age 81

    LOS ANGELES – Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose deft touch with comedy and romance led to a string of TV hits that included "Happy Days" and "Lave ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:32 am
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