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  • Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 2:06 pm
  • Crime mugs for January 2017 in DeKalb County area

    The charges against the individuals listed are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is t ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:52 pm
  • Rick Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

    WASHINGTON – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • U.S. jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:27 am
  • Virginia man convicted of 2006 slaying of family is executed

    JARRATT, Va. – A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:36 am
  • Guatemalan president's brother, son detained in graft probe

    GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan prosecutors detained the brother and son of President Jimmy Morales on Wednesday in a case of alleged corruption.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's Bega

    CANBERRA, Australia – Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker o ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • DeKalb woman charged with attacking hospital staff

    DeKALB – A DeKalb woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she hit a Kishwaukee Hospital staff member in the face and spit in the face of a fire ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • County Board adopts economic development resolution

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board unanimously approved a resolution to proceed with an initiative to develop a comprehensive economic development str ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Leland man faces charges for selling cocaine to undercover cops

    SANDWICH – A Leland man faces felony drug charges for selling cocaine to undercover cops in Sandwich on two different occasions last summer.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • NIU board chairman resigns

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees will have a new chairman after Marc Strauss announced his resignation Wednesday.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • NIU engineering students talk future of robotics

    DeKALB – Robots pique public interest when they are built to have human qualities, but those who build and study robotics in DeKalb believe the robots ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • DeKalb High School student killed in crash

    DeKALB – A St. Charles man is facing multiple charges after a four-car crash Tuesday that killed a DeKalb High School student and left many in the loc ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • 1st US rules for pot in public fire up debate in Denver

    DENVER – Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee sho ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:25 pm
  • In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the pres ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:25 pm
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