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  • “We Need Help:” Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

    PAUWATHOK, Nepal – At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village, a wooden sign stands, cobbled together from debris of homes flattened by Nepal’ ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

    YOLA, Nigeria – Their faces were gaunt, eyes infected, hair tinted orange and stomachs distended from malnutrition. They looked bewildered, lost, brok ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Pesticide OK'd for Washington oyster beds amid concerns

    SEATTLE – For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for o ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • First Artigras event a colorful celebration of art, community

    DeKALB – With a top hat and a booming voice, Brian Sprague welcomed spectators to DeKalb's first Artigras parade on Saturday. 
    May 2, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Britain has a new princess – and eagerly awaits her name

    LONDON – From Prince Charles to royal fans to most of those who put down a bet, millions in Britain were hoping for a girl.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Problems facing poor inch into 2016 presidential race

    WASHINGTON – In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the pr ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • On 150th anniversary, Lincoln’s hometown re-enacts funeral

    SPRINGFIELD – At Abraham Lincoln’s death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, “Now he belongs to the ages,” but the meticulous, 150th anniversary ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois economic index hits high in April

    URBANA – An index of the state’s economy maintained by the University of Illinois reached its second-highest point last month since the recession.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Richard Pryor statue to stand in his Illinois hometown

    PEORIA – A yearslong effort to honor comedian Richard Pryor with a statue in Peoria is coming to a conclusion and prompting some residents of his home ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Chicago breeder says masked men stole pit bulls at gunpoint

    CHICAGO – A Chicago dog breeder says several masked men have stolen three of his pit bulls at gunpoint.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

    BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he w ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Photos: Artigras Parade

    Images from the very first Artigras Parade. ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Sycamore Lions donate to VAC

    The Sycamore Lions Club delivered more than 100 meals for Meals on Wheels on Easter Sunday. The club also gave a $500 donation to Voluntary Action Cen ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Waterman Lions Club helps Tiny Voices Camp

    Elizabeth Nielsen of Tiny Voice Therapy Services, Waterman, receives a check for $750 from Dave Stryker, president of Waterman Lions Club. Nielsen, a ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Arbor Day celebration

    In conjunction with Arbor Day, the DeKalb Park District planted four Autumn Blaze maple trees at River Heights Golf Course. Students from Tyler Elemen ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
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