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  • Coroner: Drugs caused DeKalb man's death at Sycamore hotel

    SYCAMORE – Drug use caused DeKalb resident Charles “Chuck” Williams's death in a Sycamore hotel, DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Williams said Wednesday.
    NEW: April 23, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying ...
    NEW: April 23, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Peoria mayor defends response to Twitter account

    PEORIA – Peoria's mayor defended his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his identity was stolen and that ...
    NEW: April 23, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    CANBERRA, Australia – Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plan ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Teen sentenced to probation for Prophetstown fire

    STERLING – A teenager was sentenced to five years of probation for starting a fire last summer that destroyed much of downtown Prophetstown.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Malta library giving away free books

    MALTA –Members of the Malta Library Board will give away free books today to promote reading.Malta ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • McCullough appealing 1957 murder conviction

    SYCAMORE – Jack McCullough brought a box of FBI documents to his sentencing hearing for the killing of Maria Ridulph that he said prove his innocence, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Fertilizer spill leads to Route 23 closure

    GENOA – A fertilizer spill led emergency crews to close Route 23 north of Genoa for several hours Tuesday.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Study: Minority kids may be hit hardest by Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, pre ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Big shoes to fill: Ron Carter retiring as director of NIU Jazz Ensemble

    Ron Carter seems to have been destined for jazz greatness. Given the same name as legendary jazz bas ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Navalny’s conviction a chilling message

    MOSCOW – A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin’s main critic for years, a sign of Putin’s increasing ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Mich ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

    RACINE – Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a h ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Sycamore man sentenced for sexually assaulting 7-year-old

    SYCAMORE – The victim’s parents asked for the maximum of 67 years in prison. Prosecutors suggested 20 years; the defense attorney suggested the 15-yea ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Sycamore OKs license fee for peddlers

    SYCAMORE – Solicitors who go door-to-door to sell items in Sycamore will now pay an added fee to conduct their business.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:33 pm
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