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  • 'Twilight' event to raise money for KishHealth System hospice service

    DeKALB – As a pastor, Loren Krout would go monthly to visit sick parishioners in hospitals and nursing homes. When their prognosis was grim, the Luthe ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

    SAN FRANCISCO – The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Cullerton says time to hit 'reset' on state budget talks

    CHICAGO – Senate President John Cullerton said it’s time to “hit the reset button” on budget talks and challenged Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wedn ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Civil lawsuit against former NIU officers closes

    DeKALB – A federal district judge ruled this week that three Northern Illinois University officers didn’t violate the civil rights of a former univers ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Blagojevich ruling draws line on what is, isn't corruption

    CHICAGO – Federal judges who tossed several of Rod Blagojevich’s corruption convictions endeavored to answer a question legal observers said Wednesday ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Woman who died in cell mentioned previous suicide attempt

    DALLAS – A woman whose death in a Texas jail has raised suspicions about the official conclusion that she hanged herself told a guard during the booki ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • DeKalb County home sales surge, prices stay flat

    DeKALB – Home sales in DeKalb County jumped nearly 30 percent last month, as inventory declined and median sale prices dipped.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • After DeKalb apartment fire, police seek arson suspect

    DeKALB – Police are looking for an Evergreen Park woman suspected of attacking her boyfriend Saturday and starting a fire in his DeKalb apartment.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Budget impasse puts NIU's Stevens Building construction on hold

    DeKALB – The $27.4 million Stevens Building project has come to a grinding halt on the Northern Illinois University campus, another casualty of the st ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Donald Trump to visit border, a flashpoint in GOP race

    NEWARK, N.J. – Donald Trump, provocateur of the Republican presidential race, now plans to go the Mexican border, a flashpoint in the primary contest ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Q&A on Rod Blagojevich: What happens after appeals court ruling

    CHICAGO – A ruling by a federal court in the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions left open the possibility that th ...
    July 22, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • U.S. home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

    WASHINGTON – Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the a ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Beer tent dispute coming to head in Champaign County

    URBANA (AP) — The Champaign County chapter of Disabled American Veterans hopes people give the cold shoulder to the tent selling cold beer at the loca ...
    July 22, 2015 - 8:34 am
  • Rauner blasts Madigan for lawmaker pay hike amid budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to crank up the pressure Tuesday on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the state budget jam, disparaging the ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Lawyer: Tennessee shooter's uncle detained in Jordan

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:52 pm
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