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  • NIU scientists embark on big experiment into tiny particle

    Mary Shenk thought helping to solve an unexplained phenomenon about life's basic building blocks seemed like the best way to spend her summer.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Sycamore student’s art ‘brightens everybody’s day’

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School senior Keegan Callahan has been spending Wednesday nights all summer painting at the Sycamore police station.
    July 31, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • NIU alumni develop mobile personal safety device

    Joe Parisi was a senior at Northern Illinois University in October 2010, when Antinette "Toni" Keller was murdered while walking by herself near campu ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Aug. 1 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 31, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Kaneland superintendent moving to new district

    Kaneland School District 302 Superintendent Jeff Schuler has announced his intentions to resign and become the next superintendent of Wheaton Warrenvi ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Sheriff: Schulz died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County authorities announced Thursday that 23-year-old Steven Schulz died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    July 31, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attac ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Remains in Illinois shed are a woman from Decatur

    ROCHESTER — Police say human remains found inside a shed in Rochester are those of a 43-year-old woman from Decatur.
    July 31, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya

    ATHENS, Greece — With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around t ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead

    MALIN, India — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an enti ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Chicago mayor defends welcoming immigrant kids

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says bringing to Chicago some 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Central America is simply the right thing to ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Chicago ordinance requires permits for pot shops

    CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen have approved an ordinance requiring medical marijuana retailers to obtain a special use permit before setting up a shop.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Kaneland superintendent resigns for job in Wheaton

    Kaneland School District 302 Superintendent Jeff Schuler is resigning to become the next superintendent at Wheaton Warrenville School District 200.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
    July 31, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

    INVERNESS – The longtime music director at a suburban Chicago Roman Catholic church says he was fired after posting on social media plans to marry his ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:46 am
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