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  • S.C. lawmakers agree to debate removing Confederate flag

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina – South Carolina lawmakers took their first step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from their Statehouse grounds Tu ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Dems battle themselves on schools pension bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats’ cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to appr ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Court keeps alive Planned Parenthood case

    CHICAGO – An Illinois appellate court has ruled a lower court made a mistake when it dismissed a lawsuit challenging the opening of a suburban Chicago ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Navy Pier to debut new Ferris wheel next year

    CHICAGO – Navy Pier plans to debut a bigger and more luxurious 196-foot Ferris wheel when the Chicago tourist attraction celebrates its 100th annivers ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Midwest states clean up after storms spawn tornadoes

    CHICAGO – Strong storms that swept across northern Illinois spawned at least four tornadoes, severely damaged homes and forced first responders to pul ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy

    SAN FRANCISCO – Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her teenage friends when her parents w ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • DeKalb County home sales increase 3.7 percent

    DeKALB – Even as the U.S. real estate market heats up, DeKalb County's real estate market remains cool.DeKALB – Even as the U.S. real estate market he ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • County voters to receive new information cards after precinct consolidation

    DeKALB – Voters will receive new voter information cards in the mail throughout the summer, likely with a new precinct number, DeKalb County Clerk Dou ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Budget discussions begin at Sycamore School District 427

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 has presented its fiscal 2016 budget, which includes a plan to lift it out of a deficit over the next three ye ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • DeKalb church hosts community gathering for peace and unity

    When tragedies strike, the community should come together, said the Rev. Lisa Seymour, associate minister of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
    June 24, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Activities, events keep students in DeKalb County engaged while school is out

    DeKALB – School’s out for Andrew Reid, but that doesn’t mean he’s taking a break from learning.Reid, ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • DeKalb seeks sustainable business model for Egyptian Theatre

    DeKALB – City Council members appear open to installing air conditioning at the Egyptian Theatre, but not before determining a more profitable busines ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Boeing says Dennis Muilenburg will become CEO on July 1

    NEW YORK – Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is stepping away from the controls after 10 years.The aircraft ma ...
    June 23, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Searches ongoing in Coal City after tornado damages dozens of structures

    COAL CITY – Emergency crews began a secondary search Tuesday morning in the Coal City area after a tornado caused extensive damage late Monday.
    June 23, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • U.S. new-home sales in May climb to best levels since 2008

    WASHINGTON – Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate s ...
    June 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
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