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  • Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

    CHICAGO – Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and aro ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Family member of Fairdale tornado victim faces looting charge

    FAIRDALE – A Stillman Valley man who was helping a family member clean up after the Fairdale tornado faces looting charges after police said they foun ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Campaigning Hillary Clinton says economy has 'stalled out'

    KEENE, N.H. – Hillary Rodham Clinton has a dismal assessment of the U.S. economy. She says it's "stalled out."
    April 20, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Route 72 reopens through Fairdale

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has reopened Route 72 throughout DeKalb County and the community of Fairdale, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Sc ...
    April 20, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Three face drug charges after heroin bust in DeKalb

    SYCAMORE – Three people arrested on charges of possession of heroin Saturday remained in custody Monday.
    April 20, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Sycamore's Acquaviva to open expanded space in May

    SYCAMORE – Just seven months after it opened its doors, a restaurant in the heart of the city is expanding its location to create a better, bigger pla ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Lelisa Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Carolina Rotich takes women's race

    BOSTON – Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first title to the city in ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • State Farm Cleared for Takeoff

    State Farm is the first insurer in the United States to receive FAA permission to test Unmanned  Aircraft Systems (UAS) for commercial use. The decisi ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Survey: U.S. businesses expect sales to rebound, more hiring

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • 6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Authorities in Minnesota have charged six men they say attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
    April 20, 2015 - 9:40 am
  • Man charged in fight over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is better

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's ar ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Spain: Teacher killed, 4 wounded by student in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain – A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a substitute teacher and wounded four others at a school in B ...
    April 20, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • 5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • April 20 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 ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

    WASHINGTON – Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
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