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  • Woman who died in cell mentioned previous suicide attempt

    DALLAS – A woman whose death in a Texas jail has raised suspicions about the official conclusion that she hanged herself told a guard during the booki ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • DeKalb County home sales surge, prices stay flat

    DeKALB – Home sales in DeKalb County jumped nearly 30 percent last month, as inventory declined and median sale prices dipped.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • After DeKalb apartment fire, police seek arson suspect

    DeKALB – Police are looking for an Evergreen Park woman suspected of attacking her boyfriend Saturday and starting a fire in his DeKalb apartment.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Budget impasse puts NIU's Stevens Building construction on hold

    DeKALB – The $27.4 million Stevens Building project has come to a grinding halt on the Northern Illinois University campus, another casualty of the st ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Donald Trump to visit border, a flashpoint in GOP race

    NEWARK, N.J. – Donald Trump, provocateur of the Republican presidential race, now plans to go the Mexican border, a flashpoint in the primary contest ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Q&A on Rod Blagojevich: What happens after appeals court ruling

    CHICAGO – A ruling by a federal court in the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions left open the possibility that th ...
    July 22, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • U.S. home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

    WASHINGTON – Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the a ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Beer tent dispute coming to head in Champaign County

    URBANA (AP) — The Champaign County chapter of Disabled American Veterans hopes people give the cold shoulder to the tent selling cold beer at the loca ...
    July 22, 2015 - 8:34 am
  • Rauner blasts Madigan for lawmaker pay hike amid budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to crank up the pressure Tuesday on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the state budget jam, disparaging the ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Lawyer: Tennessee shooter's uncle detained in Jordan

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Man charged after friend dies drag racing

    CHICAGO – A 20-year-old man is dead and his best friend since grade school is charged with aggravated drunken driving and reckless homicide after a cr ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Illegal operators granted video gambling licenses

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Gaming Board has issued licenses to run video-gambling machines to several people with ties to crime and illegal gambling, acco ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Rockford Police to begin using Tasers again

    ROCKFORD – Rockford Police officers will once again be armed with Tasers six years after the department stopped using them.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Man served 27 years, conviction overturned

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge has overturned the conviction of a man who served 27 years in prison for the murder and attempted rape of a Chicago woma ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • DeKalb Dental Group to offer free services

    DeKALB – DeKalb Dental Group will provide free services Aug. 14 as part of Annual Free Dentistry Day. 
    July 21, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Would you cross a picket line in order to work or shop?
    Not if I thought the strike was justified