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  • Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
    July 22, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

    WASHINGTON – Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously d ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • Jon Stewart says Donald Trump supporters 'don't own' America

    NEW YORK – Jon Stewart has told Donald Trump's supporters they can't take America back, because they "don't own" the country in a riff that mirrored h ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Video: Texas officer says blacks have 'violent tendencies'

    AUSTIN, Texas – Patrol car video shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, fol ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Mary K. Roberts Foundation awards scholarships

    A total of $21,120 in scholarships has been awarded by the Mary K. Roberts Scholarship Foundation for the 2016-2017 year, according to Michael A. Cull ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore Music Boosters receives donation

    The Sycamore Music Boosters recently received a donation from Frank and Suzanne Riccardi of Riccardi’s Red Hots and Soda Fountain.
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Early childhood center accepting applications for fall

    The Early Childhood Center at Kishwaukee College is accepting applications for the fall semester.Int ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Newly graduated firefighters

    Logan Breese and Melanie Yaeger graduated from the Pingree Grove Fire Academy in the Basic Operator Fire Fighter Program on June 18. During the course ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Little Free Library at Federated Church

    A Little Free Library is on the Greeley Street side of the Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore.
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Hinckley church sets barbecue supper

    The public is invited to the annual Bar-B-Q Pork Roast and Sweet Corn Boil Supper on Aug. 3, hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKi ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Bethel VBS rides the wave

    Bethel Assembly of God, 131 W. Elm St. in Sycamore, will host vacation Bible school from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Aug. 1 through 5. The theme is Ocean ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Fortune, friction and decline as casino 'Chinatown' matures

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighbo ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • The wait is over for 'Pokemon Go' fans in Japan

    TOKYO – The wait is over for "Pokemon Go" fans in Japan. Players began tweeting about it as soon as ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Why black men fear that any police encounter could go awry

    Charles Kinsey held his hands in the air and shouted to police that the autistic man sitting on the street next to him wasn’t dangerous. A few seconds ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Heat linked to crops working up ‘corn sweat’

    CHICAGO – The Midwest’s first dangerous bout of heat and humidity this summer is partly to blame on the moisture piped out of the ground and into the ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Reader Poll

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    Used to, but now just text photos
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