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  • DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Corp., Kirkland fire receive donations

    FAIRDALE – A major donation has been made to the DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Corp. and Kirkland Fire Department to help with costs incurred from ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Senior Citizens' Health Fair showcases services, highlights budget fallout

    DeKALB – Scores of seniors perused tables at the senior fair hosted Thursday by local legislators and the Family Service Agency.
    July 23, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Changes to Child Care Assistance Program create woes for local parents, providers

    DeKALB – When Maria Lombardo learned this month about changes to the state’s Child Care Assistance Program, she was scared she would lose her assistan ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Small explosion reported at grain bin elevator in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK – Seven fire departments responded Thursday after a small explosion inside an elevator lift in a grain bin at the Elburn Cooperative Co.’s ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Donald Trump visits Mexico border, claims Hispanics love him

    LAREDO, Texas – Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a whirlwind visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics would love him – “they ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.
    July 23, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail

    DALLAS – Recently released dashboard-camera video and booking records have answered some questions in the case of a Chicago-area woman who died in a T ...
    July 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid plummet to 42-year low

    WASHINGTON – Six years after a brutal recession that wiped out more than 8.5 million jobs, Americans are now enjoying a nearly unprecedented level of ...
    July 23, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Caterpillar Q2 results mixed; cuts 2015 revenue forecast

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's says it's looking to manage costs as ongoing economic weakness in countries like China and Brazil and soft commodity prices pre ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Watchdog: IRS at risk for unfairly auditing political groups

    WASHINGTON – Lax oversight at the IRS increases the risk that political and religious groups could be unfairly targeted for audits, government investi ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Rollman’s work displayed at The Art Box

    “From the Estate of Larry Schlam,” paintings by Northern Illinois University School of Art professor emeritus and local artist, Charlotte Rollman, wil ...
    July 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb man faces sex assault charges, $5 million bond

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault against a child must post $500,000 of his $5 million bond to be released from t ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 school board reduces hours, lays off cafeteria, custodial workers

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 Board reduced hours for six cooks and laid off a total of 14 employees in the district’s custodial, cafeteria ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • 'Twilight' event to raise money for KishHealth System hospice service

    DeKALB – As a pastor, Loren Krout would go monthly to visit sick parishioners in hospitals and nursing homes. When their prognosis was grim, the Luthe ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

    SAN FRANCISCO – The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Would you cross a picket line in order to work or shop?
    Not if I thought the strike was justified