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  • Colleges to take steps to address sex assault

    CHICAGO – A new state law will require Illinois colleges to take steps to prevent and respond to sexual assault.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals

    CHICAGO – The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Le ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Reid says he's going to support Obama's Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Sunday threw his full support behind President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, saying ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • U.S. airman says French train assailant ‘ready to fight to the end’

    PARIS – Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed ma ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • FaceTime with Jen Lowe, owner of Hendrik Stables in Kingston

    Jen Lowe has been managing barns professionally for more than 25 years. She has lived in DeKalb County since 1994.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Government meetings for the week of Aug. 24

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Jimmy Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

    PLAINS, Ga. – The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and p ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Special boxes being lent for emergency entrance

    DeKALB – The Sycamore Fire Department is lending out special equipment to residents with disabilities and medical conditions, for easier home access i ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • NIU students enjoy free food, mingling with president at picnic

    DeKALB – Nicole Horn said she’s expecting her final school year as a nursing major at Northern Illinois University to be a challenging one.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Ribs, Rhythm and Brews festival receives an 'overwhelming' turnout in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The crowd at the Ribs, Rhythm & Brews Fest in Sycamore spilled into the nearby municipal parking lot and onto the sidewalks Saturday.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Vaccination rules won't immediately affect Illinois students

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois families who don’t want their children to be vaccinated will have to get a doctor’s note before claiming a religious exemption, ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Community looks back on DeKalb man’s accomplishments

    DeKALB – The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” trailed from the front of Anderson Funeral Home on Saturday, as stories of Thomas Zucker – “a compassionat ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Number of fires up slightly in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Firefighters responded to more fires in the city this year, but requests for emergency service decreased slightly, according to the Fire De ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's health plan hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

    MADISON, Wis. – Republican Scott Walker's plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law hinges on what many see as a nearl ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Video: Sycamore Ribs Rhythm & Brews fest

    In this video from Saturday's Sycamore Ribs Rhythm & Brews fest, Johnny and the Boomers entertains the crowd.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 8:51 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think the U.S. needs more stringent gun control laws?