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  • Police: Minor sets fire to Malta playground

    MALTA – Officials are investigating a late-night fire at the Malta Township Park playground that destroyed much of the equipment and was believed to h ...
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • 10,000 toilet paper rolls stolen from Illinois charity

    SPRINGFIELD – Police in Springfield are investigating after someone stole 10,000 rolls of toilet paper from a central Illinois food pantry.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Rockford police to start using stun guns again after 6 years

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department says that electronic stun guns are returning after a six-year absence.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Illinois congregation donates church to college

    WEST FRANKFORT – Members of a dwindling congregation in southern Illinois have donated their church to a small area college.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Rauner budget chief: Dems' spending plan 'unconstitutional'

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is "unconstitutional" because it wou ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • As S.C. fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. – The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church i ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • State medical marijuana patients now at 2,600

    CHICAGO – With the number of Illinois medical marijuana patients inching slowly upward to 2,600 on Wednesday, the state’s licensed growers are fine-tu ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Mayor: Chicago school cuts to include layoffs, less maintenance

    CHICAGO – Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts – including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation – to ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Judge again denies motion to suppress statements in stabbing case

    SYCAMORE – A judge again ruled that DeKalb Police acted appropriately when they questioned a Sycamore woman accused of attacking and trying to kill he ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • U.S., Cuba to open embassies

    WASHINGTON – After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s cap ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Greece government proceeds with vote plan

    ATHENS, Greece – The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in ex ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • July 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 ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Illinois House defeats 1-month budget, battle continues

    SPRINGFIELD – A spending plan allowing Illinois to limp through the month while a long-term budget battle rages failed in the House Wednesday and hope ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • City of DeKalb paid twice market value for property, real estate agent says

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb paid about twice the market value for a property the City Council voted to buy last week to make room for a future police ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Huskie Pups revised; routes to be expanded

    DeKALB – When the Huskie Pup electric shuttle debuted last fall, Northern Illinois University officials planned to add more of the electronic vehicles ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:52 pm
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