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  • U.S. jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • Ballroom dancer describes losing her leg in bombing

    BOSTON – After the first bomb went off down the street at the Boston Marathon, Adrianne Haslet-Davis somehow knew there was another one coming.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Drivers interested in new safety technology but measures will be costly

    DETROIT – Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • AP Analysis: Tough Iran talk but nuclear deal reachable

    VIENNA – As Iran nuclear talks go into the home stretch, top officials in Tehran are digging in on positions that appear set to doom the negotiations ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • After 4 decades as fugitive, man turns himself in

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Committee passes bill to privatize state economic agency

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a measure that would privatize the state’s economic development agency and turn the Abraham Lincoln Libra ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Extremist’s misfire foils church attack

    PARIS – An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented from opening fire on churchgoers only because he accidentally shot himself i ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • DeKalb County health officials warn to watch for dog flu

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Health Department is encouraging anyone whose dog is exhibiting symptoms of canine influenza to contact a veterinarian.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Senate OKs restoring $26M in grant cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has overwhelmingly approved restoring $26 million in social service and public health grants that Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Rauner: Stop ‘fair share’ fees for nonunion teachers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he wants to banish a requirement that nonunion public school teachers pay union fees – the Rep ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

    WASHINGTON – The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over ab ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Health law brings growth in food stamps

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama’s health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Design OK'd for expansion of Sycamore Park District’s Airport Road sports complex

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Park Board members have approved a design for a sports complex expansion that includes more and better parking and moving its socc ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • April 23 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 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • DeKalb County home sales increase 15 percent in March

    DeKALB – Home sales in DeKalb County increased 15 percent in March, but it took the houses longer to sell and they fetched lower prices.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
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