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  • Starved Rock visitors urged to take care

    UTICA – Officials are urging visitors at Starved Rock State Park to take care while hiking because recent storms have left trails wet and muddy.
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • House rejects legislation restricting severance

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has rejected legislation that would cap the size of severance packages community colleges can offer to departing admi ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • University Village kids learn to swim during free summer program

    DeKALB – Latoya Robinson wants her son to be prepared for everything life throws his way, and learning to swim is one of the skills he needs.
    June 24, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Coal City continues recovery after tornadoes

    COAL CITY – The mayor of Coal City says recovery efforts continue with eight public crews two days after tornadoes struck northern Illinois earlier th ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • New era ahead in police recruitment

    They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of fl ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • South Carolina honors victims; Alabama lowers flag

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Confederate flag flew high Wednesday outside the South Carolina Statehouse, but a large drape kept mourners from seeing it as the ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal is in the Republican race

    KENNER, La. – Pitching himself as a “doer” in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican president ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Police reports for June 24

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Kishwaukee College seeks firm to help in presidential search

    MALTA – The Kishwaukee College Executive Committee has appointed two board members as co-chairs of the search committee to replace President Tom Choic ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Recent survey finds fewer Americans identify as Christians

    DEKALB – The share of Americans who identify themselves as Christians is declining, and given that some churches fail to connect with younger people, ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Tornado relief organization from Fairdale donates supplies for Coal City residents

    MORRIS – Coal City is receiving help from volunteers from another town devastated by a tornado earlier this year. 
    June 25, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a disp ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Fireworks set for July 4 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is set to host its annual fireworks show in Hopkins Park on July 4 after the park board approved a contract with fir ...
    June 24, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologizes, sentenced to death

    BOSTON – In a startling turn, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized for the lethal attack for the first time Wednesday just before a jud ...
    June 24, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to end decades-old waiting period for handguns

    MILWAUKEE – Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a pair of bills that would loosen Wisconsin's guns laws Wednesday, legislation that had passed the Repub ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:56 am
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