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  • NIU's Diversity Dialogue focuses on religious issues

    DeKALB – A Muslim woman and another who uses “none” to describe her religious affiliation led the discussion Thursday at Northern Illinois University’ ...
    April 23, 2016 - 8:17 am
  • DeKalb County unemployment rate hits 6.4 percent in March

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s unemployment rate hits 6.4 percent last month, up nearly a percentage point from March 2015, when it was 5.5 percent, accordi ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Elgin man cited in Algonquin crash that injured DeKalb father, baby

    ALGONQUIN – Two people, including a 1-year-old, were taken to an Algonquin-area hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening and another man w ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • DeKalb County residents petition for special prosecutor in McCullough case

    SYCAMORE – More than 200 DeKalb County residents have signed a petition requesting DeKalb County Judge William Brady assign a special prosecutor to re ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Changes due for Chicago police; mayor keeps review authority

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced changes in the way police-involved shootings and police misconduct cases are handled on Thursday, but d ...
    April 21, 2016 - 1:27 pm
  • Donald Trump voices opposition to North Carolina's transgender bathroom law

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they ...
    April 21, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • Report: Tea Party congressman Marlin Stutzman uses campaign funds for family trip to Ronald Reagan presidential library

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Facebook page belonging to the wife of an Indiana congressman touted the family's visit to the Ronald Reagan presidential library in ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Underdog presidential candidates spend heavily to catch up

    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continued to outpace rival Hillary Clinton in fundraising — and spending — last month, new ...
    April 21, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • Weekend events planned at Sandwich Opera House

    Next weekend is packed with events at the Sandwich Opera House.At 7 p.m. Friday, the Opera House wil ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Community School of the Arts sets spring recital schedule

    The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced its schedule for spring recitals and concerts.Sol ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Fun filled celebration

    Jayden Young, 9, of Decatur, spins a hula-hoop around his neck in 2015 at Northern Illinois University’s first Communiversity Block Party. NIU and the ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • 3 officials charged in Flint water crisis; more predicted

    FLINT, Mich. – The Flint water crisis became a criminal case Wednesday when two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official miscon ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Up to 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck last week

    GENEVA – As many as 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck last week in the Mediterranean Sea, two international groups said Wednesday, describi ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Illinois identifies cluster of bloodstream infection cases

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois health officials are reporting a cluster of cases of a rare bloodstream infection they detected while investigating a Wisconsin ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Educators pressure Illinois lawmakers over school funding

    CHICAGO – Educators amped up the pressure on Illinois leaders for more school and university funding with protests Wednesday in Springfield and fierce ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Was Dennis Hastert's sentence of 15 months in prison fair?
    No, it should have been longer
    No, it was too long
    No, he shouldn't have been sentenced to prison