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  • Bill penalizes for leaving pets in extreme weather

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation that would make leaving pets outside in extreme hot or cold weather punishabl ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • May 28 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 27, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Rick Santorum announces second White House run

    CABOT, Pa. – Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • DeKalb police, Axletree offer free bike skills education event

    DeKALB – On June 20, the DeKalb police and Axletree, a local bike advocacy group, will host a free bike education event for the public. 
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

    LA JOLLA, Calif. – The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believ ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska abolished the death penalty Wednesday over the governor’s objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual ba ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • 2 tornadoes touch down in causing minor damage

    ATKINSON – Weather officials say a pair of tornadoes caused minor damage in northern Illinois.The Na ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized

    WASHINGTON – New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands – and the drinking water of 117 million Americans – ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Huntley Middle School student broadens vocabulary, social circle at national spelling bee

    Nolan Bunger, the 12-year-old Huntley Middle School student representing DeKalb County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, spelled one word correct ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Kirkland man charged with DUI after crash with bicyclist

    SYCAMORE – A man whose truck hit a bicyclist on DeKalb Avenue Tuesday was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, Sycamore police said Wedn ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Police seize pot, guns in Cortland raid

    CORTLAND – A late-night police raid Tuesday uncovered a marijuana growing and distribution operation in Cortland.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • DeKalb City Council discusses budget recommendations; some aldermen question city spending

    DeKALB – The root of the problem with the city budget is stagnate revenue and the problem will only escalate, 1st Ward Alderman David Jacobson said at ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • DeKalb High School 'Hairspray' production mirrors current societal issues

    DeKALB – Senior Matthew Petersen was showing his feminine side Wednesday evening, wearing a muumuu and a black wig.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Location, incentives help bring businesses to DeKalb County

    KIRKLAND – DeKalb County’s job market is still struggling to recover losses suffered during the Great Recession, and local officials continue working ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Judge orders ex-Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell to forfeit horse trophies

    ROCKFORD – A federal judge has ruled that imprisoned former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell can't keep a collection of horse trophies and other perso ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:50 pm
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