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  • DeKalb County firefighters practice handling hazardous materials

    DeKALB – As three firefighters rolled open the back of a box truck at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport on Thursday, a cloud of chemical vapor billo ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:05 pm
  • Cubs cutting ties with Cougars

    Less than a week after the Kane County Cougars won the Midwest League championship, the Cougars were hit with crushing news.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • House veterans divided on Syria measure

    WASHINGTON – The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Sycamore hydrant flushing continues

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Water Department will continue flushing fire hydrants through Thursday. All hydrants will be flushed between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:50 am
  • Couple in Craigslist killing sentenced to life

    SUNBURY, Pa. – A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Judge: Libertarian candidate can be on ballot for Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Company wants to drill for oil in McLean County

    DOWNS – A Pennsylvania company has asked McLean County for a special use permit to drill for oil and gas, according to county officials and documents.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as Preside ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Police: Ambush suspect was re-enactor

    Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outsi ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting

    WASHINGTON – One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face me ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • School district police stock up free military gear

    LOS ANGELES – School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored v ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Walker’s allies rush to aid Wisconsin GOP governor

    MADISON, Wis.– Gov. Scott Walker is in another tight political spot, and his allies are again rushing to the Republican’s rescue, powering his re-elec ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Rauner ethics plan targets lobbyists, lawmakers

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner released a proposal for ethics reform Wednesday that included a temporary ban on Illinois of ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • NIU students discuss why they leave campus on weekends

    DeKALB – Before he ever set foot on the Northern Illinois University campus, freshman Angelo Gonzalez knew he would spend every other weekend with his ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • DeKalb WWII veteran takes Honor Flight trip

    DeKALB – For days, Jim Rogers has been thinking about the World War II monument in Washington, D.C.R ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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