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  • Tactics fueling legislative gridlock

    SPRINGFIELD – An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with camp ...
    NEW: May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Medical pot businesses face illegal competition

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    NEW: May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • May 25 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 ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

    WASHINGTON – The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Somonauk graduates set ‘new benchmark’

    SOMONAUK – This Memorial Day weekend, Ricky Benitez is looking forward to more than a holiday barbecue.
    May 24, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. – John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • After officer’s acquittal, cases loom for Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the s ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Area middle school spelling champ prepares for national bee

    DeKALB – As DeKalb County Spelling Bee winner Nolan Bunger prepares to compete in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, his friends, famil ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Fairview Cemetery rededicates historic mausoleum

    FAIRVIEW – It was 100 years to the date on Saturday of the original dedication of Fairview Cemetery’s mausoleum, and the cemetery held a rededication ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Feed’em Soup to run DeKalb Park District concessions

    DeKALB – Last season, the DeKalb Park District lost money on concessions.This year, the district pla ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • H-BR grads reflect on last four years

    Hinckley-Big Rock High School student council president Taylor Prellberg welcomed the Class of 2015 during her speech by bringing out a selfie stick a ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Tight-knit Sycamore graduates look to future

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School graduate Stephannie Baccay still remembers going to sixth grade for the first time and feeling nervous before meeting ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • DeKalb County under tornado watch until 1 a.m.

    DeKALB – The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for several northern Illinois counties including DeKalb.
    May 24, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • DeKalb man struck by train, killed

    DeKALB - A DeKalb man was struck by a train and killed Sunday morning. Matthew T. Halverson, 50, who ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

    BEIRUT – With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syri ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:02 am
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