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  • Thank-you reception held for Fairdale volunteers

    SYCAMORE – Team Rubicon first-time volunteer Jen Maravillas said she was humbled to assist with Fairdale recovery after a deadly tornado struck the ti ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • DeKalb man sentenced after pleading guilty to child pornography charge

    SYCAMORE – A 37-year-old DeKalb man who was facing child pornography charges was sentenced to three years of probation and 90 days of periodic impriso ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Theme for 2015 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is 'Pumpkins in Disguise'

    SYCAMORE – Lana Walker knows a thing or two about disguises during Halloween time.Last year, she dre ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative s ...
    May 20, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Oil slicks off California span 9 miles; cleanup underway

    GOLETA, Calif. – Slicks of oil that spilled into California coastal waters from an onshore pipeline spanned a total of 9 miles Wednesday, and a compan ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Illinois millionaire tax ballot question advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a plan to ask voters whether Illinois should impose a tax on incomes of more than $1 million to help fund ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

    NEW LONDON, Conn. – President Barack Obama says climate change deniers are endangering national security.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Expert panel criticizes medical care at Illinois prisons

    CHICAGO – A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing treatment delays, ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin meat labeling law

    WASHINGTON – A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
    May 20, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Brookfield Zoo announces birth of 'forest giraffe'

    BROOKFIELD – Officials at Brookfield Zoo near Chicago have announced the birth of an okapi (oh-KAH'-pee), also known as a "forest giraffe."
    May 20, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

    WASHINGTON – If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping w ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secre ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • DeKalb County sets schedule for possible Fairdale rebuilding, rezoning

    FAIRDALE – The county has announced a schedule to supply information to Fairdale residents who plan to rebuild, but rezoning issues must be addressed ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

    WACO, Texas – A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang membe ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • ‘Right to Try’ medical measure sent to Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is one step closer to granting patients with terminal illnesses the ability to access experimental drugs.
    May 19, 2015 - 9:05 pm
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