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  • Ideal Industries OK’d for heavy manufacturing in new Sycamore location

    SYCAMORE – Ideal Industries is taking steps to ensure its new facility at the Sycamore Prairie Business Park area is respectful to its neighbors.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Income inequality a public health issue in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – The gap between DeKalb County’s rich and poor is having a negative effect on the health of residents, according to area officials and public ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Notice sent to Gwendolyn Brooks parents over aggravated battery arrest

    DeKALB – A DeKalb man was charged with aggravated battery and reckless driving for allegedly hitting a woman with a car and battering her about 6 a.m. ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Roman concedes 7th Ward race to incumbent O'Leary

    DeKALB – Behind by a single vote, challenger Craig Roman conceded the 7th Ward race Friday to incumbent DeKalb City Council Alderwoman Monica O’Leary.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Bully a classmate, pay a fine or do community service, new Sycamore police regulations say

    SYCAMORE – Bullies beware: A new city ordinance is in effect. At the request of the city’s school re ...
    April 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Group plans long-term aid for Fairdale

    DeKALB – As emergency responders and aid organizations withdraw, a new committee has been established to assist the families of Fairdale and surroundi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

    NEW YORK – Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."
    April 24, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    NEW YORK – When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen sai ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests

    SPRINGFIELD – As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a b ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:15 pm
  • What could McDonald's do to pull its business from slump?

    NEW YORK – When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.
    April 24, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

    WASHINGTON – The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's relianc ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Photos: Bears' Annen, Sutton help clean Fairdale

    Two Chicago Bears football players, Will Sutton and Blake Annen, pitched in their efforts in Fairdale on Friday, 15 days after a tornado struck the to ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Illinois budget cuts include $106 million less for Medicaid

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois nursing homes are at a loss for how they will deal with a roughly $65 million cut in state Medicaid funding made by Gov. Bruce ...
    April 25, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    NEW YORK – PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial s ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:50 am
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