• Scientists say Great Lakes ice could mean cool spring

    CHICAGO – The severe cold blanketing the Great Lakes could result in another cool spring in northeastern Illinois.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Illinois police department paid $500 ransom to hacker

    MIDLOTHIAN – A suburban Chicago police department paid a hacker a $500 ransom to restore access to data on a police computer that the hacker had disab ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Solution elusive to Illinois’ highway funding gap

    CHICAGO – For motorists, Illinois’ reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges means wasted hours st ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Bill would tighten rules for vaccine exemptions in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to tighten the rules for parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccination requirements because of re ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

    WASHINGTON – In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • NIU provides support through child care for student-parents

    DeKALB – Tasha Smith didn’t miss a single class until she went into labor.Standing in front of her A ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Doctors: health trackers, apps can boost care

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • 10-year-old girl getting cochlear implants prepares to hear for first time

    Regina Kaczmarczyk aspires to be a singer some day, much like her favorite singers in One Direction, who she recently saw in concert.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Crime Stoppers seek info on attempted car thefts

    KINGSTON – Police are seeking information about two attempted car thefts reported Tuesday in the Kingston area.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • DeKalb crash leaves vehicles in snowy ditch

    An SUV rests on its hood in the eastern ditch on northbound Peace Road, just north of the intersection of Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb, at 12:30 p.m. Frid ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Call for action made over reported hack

    LONDON – Rights organizations on Friday called for urgent steps to be taken to protect private calls and online communications after allegations that ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Expert says ‘American Sniper’ suspect not insane

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas – An ex-Marine charged with shooting “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man was not legally insane, a prosecution exp ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Feb. 21 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 ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • As Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – Almost every building was gravely damaged, nearly every window smashed in this Ukrainian town left unrecognizable by months of r ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Wal-Mart raises could help lift pay elsewhere

    WASHINGTON – The modest raises Wal-Mart has said it will give its lowest-paid workers provide a glimmer of hope for lower-wage workers in other compan ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
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