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  • NIU symposium discusses how and why of Fairdale tornado and how to prepare for next violent storm

    DeKALB – If the April 9 tornado happened about 15 miles southeast, it could have been disastrous for DeKalb and Northern Illinois University.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Social media fuels Give Local DeKalb County campaign

    DeKALB – More than 40 local nonprofits are hoping that giving money goes viral Tuesday.The organizat ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Scant details from Baltimore man's death probe disappoint protesters

    BALTIMORE – The refusal of authorities to provide more than a few sketchy details about the Freddie Gray investigation may be legally appropriate, but ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Moments of joy in Nepal as 2 are rescued 5 days after quake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – The 15-year-old boy had been buried alive for five days, listening to bulldozers clearing mountains of debris, fearful the incessan ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Where is Aaron Schock? Lawsuit lawyer says he doesn't know

    CHICAGO – Where is Aaron Schock? An attorney for a campaign donor suing the former Illinois congressman told a federal judge he has been unable to loc ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Rauner administration to restore $26 million in grant cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's office said Thursday that an unexpected windfall of revenue from income tax receipts will allow the state to restore ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Police search for suspects in DeKalb strong-arm robbery

    DeKALB – Police are searching for two suspects in a strong-arm robbery Wednesday at the intersection of West Hillcrest Drive and Greenbrier Road.
    April 30, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Lawsuit: Educational cadavers mishandled at Chicago college

    CHICAGO – For more than a decade, a college in Chicago stored four unidentified human cadavers in cardboard boxes in a locked, unrefrigerated closet, ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • May 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 ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • DeKalb's Founders Elementary holds Day of the Child celebration

    DeKALB – A DeKalb resident, Gabriela Quintero, still remembers what Day of the Child was like when she was growing up in Mexico.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Police: Sycamore woman faces battery charge for hitting daughter

    DeKALB – A Sycamore woman faces domestic battery charges after police said she hit her daughter during an argument, then told her not to tell anyone.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Local couple to auction vintage quilt to help Fairdale tornado recovery effort

    KIRKLAND – A Sycamore police officer recovering from surgery related to 2010 job-related injury hasn't let the injury keep her from helping Fairdale r ...
    April 30, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying ...
    April 30, 2015 - 8:42 am
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