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  • Fine, supervision for Illinois man who brought tiger to bar

    JOLIET – A suburban Chicago wildlife exhibitor has been sentenced to a year of court supervision and a $500 fine for bringing a tiger cub into a bar i ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Some Illinois health systems say no to medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – Patients must have a doctor’s signature to buy medical marijuana in Illinois, but some health systems are forbidding doctors from putting pe ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Tragedy averted by train passengers who disarmed gunman

    PARIS – A series of heroic actions by passengers thwarted an attack by a man with ties to radical Islam who boarded a high-speed train from Amsterdam ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Luxury buildings change housing at University of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The luxury housing boom that's occurred over the past 14 years at the University of Illinois has changed the way students live on cam ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Video: Start of the DeKalb Corn Classic 10k

    In this short video from Saturday morning, the DeKalb Corn Classic 10k gets underway. ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Valley West Auxiliary plans quilt raffle

    The Valley West Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual quilt raffle fundraiser at the Sandwich Fair from Sept. 9 to 13. The queen-size quilt was crea ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Vendors sought for Wonderful World of Christmas

    The Genoa Community Women's Club has openings for its 27th annual Wonderful World of Christmas Craft/Vendor event on Nov. 8.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Free child care business training workshop set

    4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care will present a free workshop for individuals interested in offering child care services in their home.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Valley West Auxiliary awards scholarships

    The Valley West Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded its healthcare scholarships to deserving students in the area.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Comcast reveals subscriber in comments case

    CHAMPAIGN – Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was use ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Special Olympics athletes score bronze medal in soccer at World Games

    SYCAMORE – Since returning from the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, Matt Sherman, Brendan Morrissey and Cody Zimmer have been the stars of DeKalb Co ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Correction

    The story about proposed amendments to an annexation agreement for Royal Estates in Hinckley that appeared on page A3 of Friday’s edition contained tw ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Group again asks high school to drop 'Midgets' nickname

    FREEBURG – A group representing people with dwarfism and some community members are again asking a southern Illinois high school to drop a 'Midgets' n ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois releases names of 7 with go-ahead to grow marijuana

    CHICAGO – Illinois businesses with state approval to grow marijuana are located as far north as Freeport near the Wisconsin state line and as far sout ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think the U.S. needs more stringent gun control laws?