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  • Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

    GOLETA, Calif. – The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area’s catastrophic blowout in 1969, b ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Illinois unemployment holds steady in April at 6 percent

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state’s slow economic recovery continued to trail those of neighboring st ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Fired employees seek back pay

    SPRINGFIELD – Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging eviden ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Alaska’s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    NEW YORK – The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops list

    HONOLULU – As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sa ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Mother’s Day Lottery ticket earns Mom $4 million

    DES PLAINES – A winning Illinois Lottery ticket made Mother’s Day a lot greener than Priti Shah expected.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • plans new residencies

    ROCKFORD – The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has announced plans to add five residency programs for doctors.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Islamic State expands territory in Syria

    DAMASCUS, Syria – Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast’s most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the hi ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Illinois Democrats working on budget without GOP governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats in a standoff with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday they’re working to pass a new state budget independentl ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Police: Sycamore man jailed after stealing Mercedes

    DeKALB – A Sycamore man remained in custody Thursday after police said he stole a Mercedes from a woman.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • May 22 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 ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Boy Scout food booth to aid tornado victims

    Boy Scout Troop 33 will host a food booth fundraiser to benefit Fairdale tornado survivors Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at R.P. Lumber in DeKalb, 1 ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • State police to use safety checks, roving patrols over holiday weekend

    A projected 33 million drivers will be on the roadways nationwide over the holiday week, the most in 10 years, according to the American Automobile As ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • DeKalb Park District Board, ComEd talk tree and power line maintenance

    DeKALB – A new ComEd representative met Thursday with the DeKalb Park District Board to discuss best practices going forward with power line and tree ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm
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