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  • Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked

    PHILADELPHIA – On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the Wh ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • NIU to host Pokemon Go event

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University will be offering lessons of a different kind next month, just before the fall semester starts: Pokemon Go.
    July 27, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Police to host Special Olympics benefit

    The sixth annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Texas Roadhouse, 1950 DeKalb Ave ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • DeKalb City Council raises video gambling terminal fees

    DeKALB – Aldermen had a slight change of heart this week, deciding to charge more for video gambling terminal fees yet sparing local nonprofit organiz ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • With tax spike looming, community seeks answers from District 428

    DeKALB – Residents still have questions about District 428’s plans to restructure its debt ahead of a potential property tax spike.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Kids get up close with exotic animals at DeKalb Public Library

    DeKALB – Five-year-old Olivia Benson made a new friend Tuesday: Her name is Esther, and she has four legs, a soft belly and prickly quills – just to n ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Annual Fourth Street fest brings community together in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Whether it was climbing aboard a city fire truck, perusing informational booths, playing games for prizes or snacking on some summertime trea ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • DNC emails: Cybersecurity experts see merit in claims of Russian hacking

    PARIS – Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party's claim that Moscow had a hand in the h ...
    July 26, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • President Obama expanding refugee program for Central Americans

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States a ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Bernie Sanders supporters: Unmoved by plea to support Hillary Clinton

    PHILADELPHIA – Undeterred by Sen. Bernie Sanders' plea for party unity behind Hillary Clinton, Sanders supporters chanting "Bernie or bust!" took to t ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • McDonald's U.S. sales disappoint amid turnaround efforts

    NEW YORK – McDonald's reported disappointing sales growth in the United States for the second quarter on Tuesday as the world's biggest burger chain k ...
    July 26, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • Donald Trump gripes about hotel hot air, says he might not pay bill

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is complaining about hot air at a Virginia hotel, and the hotel is pushing back.
    July 26, 2016 - 8:46 am
  • U.S. home prices rise at steady pace as sales heat up

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices continued their steady upward march in May, spurred by rising sales and a dwindling supply of available houses.
    July 26, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • Islamic State attacker: Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully'

    ANSBACH, Germany – A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Mom of Florida teen killed at Club Blu warned son of nightclub shootings

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had w ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:34 am
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