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  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsib ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maid ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI – Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Jan. 26 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Obama seeking wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast

    NEW YORK – A “potentially historic” storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting today, crippling a region th ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • DeKalb County Board plan to form Jail Solutions Committee

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board members plan to form a Jail Solutions Committee aimed at finding fixes for overcrowding at the DeKalb County jail by th ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Government meetings

    TodayDeKalb City Council: 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 200 S. Fourth St.DeKalb Committee of the Whole ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Information sought on gas station incident

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Crime Stoppers is seeking information in identifying a man who made sexual advances to an employee at the Hy-Vee gas station.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • SAG Awards win sends ‘Birdman’ Oscar hopes soaring

    Oscar hopes for “Birdman” got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soa ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Face Time With … Kevin Matesi

    In December, Northern Illinois University graduate student Kevin Matesi claimed first place aftear beating 4,900 contenders in the 2014 IBM Master the ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Lions Club hosts Ski for Sight weekend

    For Allie Futty, feeling the mud beneath her boots, breathing in the fresh air and smelling the trees are the best parts of the Lions Club Ski for Sig ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • ‘Fracking’ starts slow amid oil-price slump

    ST. LOUIS – The oil and gas drilling technique known as “fracking,” once trumpeted as a job-creating boon for southern Illinois, is off to a feeble st ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Youth listen to 'War of Worlds' in Sycamore, ponder story in today’s world

    The broadcast of Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” as a radio play in 1938 sounds like a real news report, with bulletins interrupting classical m ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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