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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner defended paying his top staff members significantly more than his predecessor, explaining Friday that he will pay what is ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Prosecutors drop dozens of stash house sting charges

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings inv ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Kirkland police plan DUI enforcement

    KIRKLAND – The Kirkland Police Department plans to conduct special patrols to crack down on drunken drivers and seat belt violations throughout Super ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russ ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

    WASHINGTON – Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Consumers fuel steady U.S. economy as rest of world struggles

    WASHINGTON – There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • St. Mary's students celebrate teachers for Catholic Schools Week

    SYCAMORE – Kindergarten teacher Carol Nanfria was there to listen when 6-year-old student Sam Eich wanted to tell her about his new glasses.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

    WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next ge ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. economic growth slows to 2.6 percent in fourth quarter

    WASHINGTON – U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday, Jan. 30

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • CEO Tim Suter named outstanding citizen by Sycamore Chamber of Commerce

    SYCAMORE – Heidi Wright told a room of 361 people Thursday how The Suter Company President and CEO Tim Suter interviewed her for her job 14 years ago ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Jan. 30 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 ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Gov. Rauner wants bureaucratic cuts in education, elsewhere

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to generate more money to spend on higher education, he told a crowd at the University of Illinois’ flagship campu ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Obama calls for spending surge in rising economy

    WASHINGTON – Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm
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