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  • DeKalb County Board to mull sales tax referendum to help pay for jail expansion

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County voters could decide for the third time if they want to increase sales tax to help pay for an expanded jail.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • State election expert disagrees with board appointment plan

    DeKALB – At tonight’s meeting of the DeKalb Park Board, commissioners will discuss appointing someone to fill Per Faivre’s seat on the board for the n ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Dec. 11 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 ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Debt and hunger at birthplace of Ebola in Guinea

    MELIANDOU, Guinea – When 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno caught a fever, started vomiting, passed blood in his stool and died two days later, nobody knew wh ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • CIA fights back after torture report

    WASHINGTON – Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate’s investigation into the CIA’s harrowing torture practices after ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • McDonald's to trim menu, examine ingredients

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change per ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Uber removes driver accused of Chicago sex assault

    CHICAGO – The ride-booking company Uber has removed a driver after a customer reported she was sexually assaulted during a ride in Chicago last month, ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Woodstock woman among 3 charged with robbing man in Carpentersville responding to prostitution ad

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Three people, including a Woodstock woman, were charged Monday after allegedly robbing a man who was responding to a prostitution ad ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • DeKalb Big Lots to close Jan. 31, landlord says

    DeKALB – Another national retailer plans to shutter its DeKalb location after the holiday season. Di ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Bitter Mideast greets U.S. torture report with shrug

    CAIRO – This week's revelations about the CIA's harsh treatment of terror suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

    WASHINGTON – Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promi ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Two more face drug-induced homicide charges in 2013 overdose death

    SYCAMORE – Brenda Jergens wasn’t sure what to think Wednesday after two of her son’s friends were charged with drug-induced homicide in connection wit ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • From the archives: Judy Topinka, award-winning journalist

    Note to readers: Before embarking on a political career, Judy Baar Topinka was a journalist in the western suburbs at a precursor of Suburban Life Med ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Congress relaxes whole grain standards for school lunches

    WASHINGTON – Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.A massive year-end spend ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies following stroke

    CHICAGO – Judy Baar Topinka built a pioneering political career on a salty sense of humor and penny-pinching personality, making a name for herself as ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:55 pm
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