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  • Hunt for suspects in shooting of Fox Lake officer continues

    FOX LAKE – Police have broadened their search for three people suspected in the shooting death of a Fox Lake police lieutenant and will continue scour ...
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:39 pm
  • Demmer will seek third term

    SPRINGFIELD – Dixon Republican Rep. Tom Demmer says he will seek a third term in the state House of Representatives.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Motorcyclists hospitalized after crash near Sycamore

    SYCAMORE  – A Hampshire woman was cited after police say she failed to yield at an intersection forcing two motorcyclists off the road near Sycamore.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Senate Democrats have votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark v ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • U.S. productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall

    WASHINGTON – U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Clerk in Kentucky gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'

    MOREHEAD, Ky. – Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • HUD OKs loan guarantee to Rockford for project

    ROCKFORD – A resort, hotel and conference center in Rockford is one step closer to receiving federal help with a major renovation.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Federal judge orders Kentucky county clerk, and her staff to court

    MOREHEAD, Ky. – A county clerk who invoked “God’s authority” as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • State, Teamsters agree on new contract

    SPRINGFIELD – The Rauner administration said it has reached tentative or final agreements on new labor contracts with several Teamsters Union units re ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Clinton emails stressed protecting State Dept. info

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discuss ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Our View: Building a Frankenbudget in Springfield

    Our state deserves better than the Frankenbudget that state lawmakers are trying to cobble together one spending bill at a time in Springfield.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • House gears up for override of strike veto

    SPRINGFIELD – One of the subplots of the summer-long Illinois budget standoff will take center stage this week with a likely attempt by House Democrat ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Pope: Priests can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and sayi ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Sept. 2 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 ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm
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