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  • Safety concerns prompt 'soft lockdown' at Hiawatha District 426

    KIRKLAND – Hiawatha Community Unit School District 426 went into what administrators called a modified soft lockdown Monday after district officials l ...
    NEW: March 30, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Monday she's running for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Business forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy

    A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'Daily Show'

    NEW YORK – Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will ...
    March 30, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • U.S. consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychec ...
    March 30, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Kingston man killed in early morning crash

    KIRKLAND – A 25-year-old Kingston man was killed early Monday in a single-car crash, DeKalb County Sheriff's police said.
    March 30, 2015 - 8:08 am
  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

    ABUJA, Nigeria – Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination ag ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • March 30 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 ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois auto-theft task forces closing due to budget crisis

    SPRINGFIELD – Officials with police-run auto-theft task forces say they are shutting down across Illinois because of state spending freezes.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Police: 2nd body found 3 days after NYC blast

    NEW YORK – Emergency workers found a second body Sunday in the mass of rubble left behind by an apparent gas explosion three days earlier in Manhattan ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • 7-year-old plane crash survivor to live with half-sister

    NASHVILLE – An Illinois judge has granted legal guardianship of a 7-year-old girl who survived a Kentucky plane crash that killed four family members ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Peoria recycling program inundated with tires

    PEORIA – A tire recycling program designed to clean up neighborhoods in Peoria was so popular volunteers had to turn people away after just two hours.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Face Time with Stuart Henn

    In January, Stuart Henn started working as a coordinator of marketing and education at Northern Illinois University Art Museum after he got his Master ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:06 pm
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