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  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the p ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

    CANADENSIS, Pa. – The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an e ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Blind announcer aims to inspire

    PEORIA – Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate co ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Democrats, Tea Party pitch in to help United Way

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Democrats and Tea Party members were able to find common ground Saturday, coming together for a charity softball game in suppor ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.N ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, payi ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola vict ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom shares resignation email

    DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom sent Mayor John Rey the following email Friday to resign from her office, effective immediately:
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:04 am
  • Oncken declines committee’s top spot

    DeKALB – Police will be looking for drunk drivers and cars driving erratically this weekend during a roadside safety check.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • DeKalb City Clerk resigns via email

    DeKALB – DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom resigned Friday in an emotional email to Mayor John Rey, questioning whether city leaders respected her office ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Farm accidents increase in Ill.

    PEORIA – Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a y ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • NIU’s Anthropology Museum receives grant

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s Anthropology Museum recently received its second federal grant in nine months, according to a news release.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Twitter parody raises questions about free speech, online satire

    CHICAGO – Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Astronauts get 3-D printer at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.NASA is sending a 3-D printer ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    CANBERRA, Australia – The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shake ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:55 pm
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