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  • Recalled dehumidifier sparked Sycamore fire

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore fire officials are asking residents to check their dehumidifiers after determining the dehumidifier in Monday’s fire was part of a ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    WASHINGTON – Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Illinois measure would give victims more rights

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitut ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS – The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas – a sign of the ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • looks to Obamas, Hillary Clinton for support

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Rep ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Candidates in area races meet voters at DeKalb Chamber of Commerce event

    DeKALB – Jan Devore walked out of Tuesday’s candidate night event still unsure about her local votes, but she had more to think about.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • DeKalb researching temporary clerk term length

    DeKALB – With former DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom's formal resignation in hand, DeKalb Mayor John Rey expects to announce he is accepting applicatio ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    BALTIMORE – Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized Tuesday for his latest brush with the law, saying he was "deeply sorry to everyone I have let d ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) – Rock Island residents have started the recovery process after a weekend fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or da ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

    DENVER – Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.Now, the state's high ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Obama, Modi tout potential for deeper econ ties

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the potential for deeper economic collaboration between the wo ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid recent White House security breach

    WASHINGTON – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

    NEW YORK – Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship s ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Rahm Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal record on job applications

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records before o ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Springfield man gets 12 years for hiding gun

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:23 am
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