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  • Sycamore City Council OKs contracts to finish street work, repair Bethany Road

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council approved bids for two road work projects Monday, including permanent repairs to damage caused by heat buckling on ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Heat wave: Officials warn of rising temperatures later this week

    DeKALB – Locals are advised to stay indoors or cool off with a dip in the public pool later this week, with heat indexes expected to surpass 100 degre ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Rey's council vote raises eyebrows

    DeKALB – Grumbles rippled through a recent DeKalb City Council meeting after the mayor cast a vote that led to a measure failing, calling his actions ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Banner Up Signs to celebrate 30 years

    SYCAMORE – Banner Up Signs has invited community members to help celebrate three decades of family-­owned business practice in Sycamore.
    July 19, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • AP: Confidential text will allow Iran to expand its nuclear program

    VIENNA – Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accor ...
    July 18, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Donald Trump opening GOP convention with call for law and order

    CLEVELAND – Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop ...
    July 18, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Dump Trump? Dissident delegates claim they can force vote over GOP rules

    CLEVELAND – Signaling a potentially boisterous start to the Republican convention, anti-Trump delegates claimed on Monday that they'd collected enough ...
    July 18, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Who is Melania Trump?

    Melania Trump insists she's her own person, more than window dressing in her husband Donald Trump's run for the White House.
    July 18, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • No more porn over Wi-Fi at McDonald's, Starbucks

    CHICAGO – McDonald's and Starbucks are implementing filtering technology that blocks customers using Wi-Fi from accessing pornography sites.
    July 18, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • GOP reaches for nuance on race, police after latest unrest

    ATLANTA – Some prominent Republican are grappling with how to talk about race relations after a spate of racially tinged gun violence that saw two bla ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Police: Gunman who killed 3 in Baton Rouge was 'seeking out' officers

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said Monday, a ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Dissident delegates seek showdown vote at GOP convention

    CLEVELAND – Dissident delegates making a last-gasp attempt to prevent Donald Trump's nomination at the Republican National Convention said they will t ...
    July 17, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Concern over crackdown after failed Turkey coup

    ISTANBUL – Following a failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government moved swiftly Sunday to shore up his power and remov ...
    July 17, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Top Illinois Republicans to be no-shows in Cleveland

    SPRINGFIELD – When the Republican Party launches its quadrennial celebration in Cleveland this week to anoint its nominee for president, some prominen ...
    July 17, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, l ...
    July 17, 2016 - 11:01 pm
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