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  • Texas jail where woman died admits breaking rules

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas – The operators of a Texas jail where a black woman died after she was arrested in a traffic stop have acknowledged violating state r ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • DeKalb man accused in baby's death still awaiting trial

    SYCAMORE – After a judge denied a DeKalb man’s effort to bar testimony regarding Shaken Baby Syndrome, he could go to trial later for allegedly shakin ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Sycamore crime at 25-year low

    SYCAMORE – Major criminal offenses in Sycamore declined last year to the lowest level in more than two decades.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • U.S. kills senior Khorasan Group leader

    WASHINGTON – A U.S. airstrike in Syria has killed a key figure in a dangerous al-Qaida offshoot, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Flood damage to California bridges worse than suspected

    LOS ANGELES – The damage to an interstate highway bridges from flash flooding in Southern California’s desert over the weekend proved more widespread ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Mayor John Rey, NIU President Doug Baker, City Manager Anne Marie Gaura deliver Dekalb's 2015 State of the City address

    DeKALB – City leaders and Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker touted local accomplishments and improving town-gown relations Tuesday at ...
    July 22, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement'

    VATICAN CITY – Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative ...
    July 21, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Appeals court overturns some Rod Blagojevich convictions

    CHICAGO – A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

    PITTSBURGH – Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same peo ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner criticizes lawmaker pay hike during budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has stepped up the pressure on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the lack of a budget deal.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Disavowed by GOP leaders, Donald Trump has supporters cheering

    CONCORD, N.H. – The Republican establishment may hope this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's circus-like run for the presidency.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Family Service Agency to host senior health fair

    DeKALB – The Family Service Agency will host its 2015 Senior Citizen’s Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Citizens Utility Board to host presentation in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Citizens Utility Board will host a free presentation to help electric and natural gas customers cut utility costs from 6 to 7 p.m. Thur ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • July 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 ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • The Bean coffee stand raising funds to expand menu

    DeKALB – Downtown coffee stand The Bean could add crepes to its menu this summer, provided they find a health department approved kitchen and raise eq ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:49 pm
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