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  • Authorities seek help in joyride at ComEd

    DeKALB – Police are asking for the public or help in finding the suspects responsible for breaking into the ComEd substation and driving a crane on th ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • DeKalb County service honors police officers lost in line of duty

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University Police Chief Tom Phillips said he was particularly affected by DeKalb County Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Fairdale teens enjoy prom – with help from the community

    FAIRDALE – Casey Martinez was looking for one thing in particular when she returned to her home on Keith Street in Fairdale last month after being for ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Former NSA official: Secret phone records grab a mistake

    WASHINGTON – The decision to keep secret the National Security Agency's collection of American calling records was a strategic blunder that set the st ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • ISIS group seizes government compound in Iraq's Ramadi

    BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants seized the main government headquarters in Ramadi, raising their black flag over the compound and setting it ablaze ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • New mystery in train crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

    PHILADELPHIA – The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation's busiest tracks may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed, in ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Detective who led John Wayne Gacy investigation dies

    DES PLAINES – Joseph Kozenczak, the suburban Chicago police detective credited with leading the investigation that nabbed serial killer John Wayne Gac ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Mother of Justus Howell, black teen shot by Illinois officer, leads protest

    WAUKEGAN – The mother of a black 17-year-old shot in the back and killed by a white police officer led a small but vocal group of demonstrators on a m ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Illinois House supports property-tax freeze; Rauner objects

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that Democrats say would freeze the amount of property taxes collected won support on the Illinois House floor.
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, who campaigned on transparency, now secretive

    SPRINGFIELD – When running for office, future Gov. Bruce Rauner regularly pledged to bring unprecedented transparency to state government as part of t ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • U.S. says old Gulf oil spill could last another 100 years

    WASHINGTON – A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a c ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • 1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

    LANGSA, Indonesia – More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore around Southeast Asia, describing kill ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Shock jock lawyers fight in court over alleged DUI setup

    CLEARWATER, Fla. – Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal.A Florida judge will soo ...
    May 15, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Animal control officers seize Peoria man's pet alligator

    PEORIA – Animal control officers have seized a pet alligator from a Peoria man's home.The (Peoria) J ...
    May 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death by lethal injection

    BOSTON — After slouching through his trial for months with a bored look on his face, the defendant was ordered to rise.
    May 15, 2015 - 11:55 pm
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