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  • DeKalb County Capture: In full bloom

    It may only be April, but flowers are in full bloom around DeKalb County. Since I don’t have the cha ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Preserving DeKalb County history: Group seeks funding to make Joiner History Room collection more accessible

    SYCAMORE – A team of volunteers is working to make DeKalb County’s trove of historical documents and photographs more accessible to the public.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Former Genoa mayor to be tried on sex abuse charges

    SYCAMORE – A former Genoa mayor facing criminal sexual abuse charges is scheduled to go to trial Thursday.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Voters weigh in on Ted Cruz-John Kasich deal to block Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – The Republican presidential campaign trail is crackling with talk of a partnership and pancakes.
    April 25, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • Parents of missing Mexican students slam government probe

    MEXICO CITY – The parents of 43 missing students who disappeared in September 2014 are accusing the government of lying to them, planting evidence and ...
    April 25, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Southern Illinois University leader condemns racist video

    CARBONDALE – Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is high after a series of recent incidents that include an anonym ...
    April 25, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • 'Individual A' sues Dennis Hastert for money over unpaid hush money

    CHICAGO – A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay ...
    April 25, 2016 - 3:25 pm
  • Students return to scene of Wisconsin prom shooting

    ANTIGO, Wis. – Students returned to class Monday at a northern Wisconsin high school where gunfire disrupted prom night, leaving two students injured ...
    April 25, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

    CLEVELAND – The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white poli ...
    April 25, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • Colorado court: ruling stands that baker can't cite religion in refusing to bake wedding cake for same-sex couple

    DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex cou ...
    April 25, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • USA Today owner Gannett bids more than $388 million for Tribune

    NEW YORK – Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the o ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Up to 250 U.S. military personnel headed to Syria

    AERZEN, Germany – President Barack Obama will send an additional 250 military personnel to Syria to help local forces fighting the Islamic State group ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Ohio AG: Slayings of 8 ‘pre-planned execution’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio were sophisticated, planned executions, authorities said Sunday, as they ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Illinois seeks to limit use of solitary confinement

    SPRINGFIELD – Brian Nelson’s years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he said he still can taste the concrete dust from h ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Gunman wounds 2 outside Wis. prom; killed by police

    ANTIGO, Wis. – An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students bef ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:55 pm
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