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  • Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

    GILLETTE, Wyo. – Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:46 am
  • U.S. consumer spending flat, savings rate at 3-year high

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers kept their spending flat in December and instead boosted their savings rate to the highest level in three years.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • How to get a fair furnace estimate

    A furnace is one of the most expensive appliances in a home, and when it needs replacing, consumers need to weigh cost, service, and warranties to mak ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project to host annual dinner

    The DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project will host a banquet dinner to support the annual effort to provide 50 solid oak bookcases with starter libraries ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Valentine's Day event benefits Sycamore boosters

    Come finish your Valentine’s Day shopping with 20 vendors and crafters at the Valentine’s Day Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at t ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • End of an eyesore: Shodeen’s structures demolished

    DeKALB – The last of Shodeen’s structures along Pearl Street and Lincoln Highway were demolished Friday.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • FBI pursues charges for bomb threat suspect

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University Police officials are working with the FBI to bring federal charges against a man suspected of making a bomb thre ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Founders Elementary students step back in time for Pioneer Day

    DeKALB – Founders Elementary School students stepped back in time Friday for Pioneer Day in Pam Bybee’s fourth-grade class. 
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Home invasion victim was church teacher

    ROCKFORD – A 35-year-old woman killed in a west Rockford home invasion and shooting was a church preschool teacher who died while visiting a friend ov ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Youth program drops military tone

    FOX LAKE – An official in Fox Lake said a police-sponsored youth program that an officer is accused of stealing from before killing himself will retur ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Group of cops cost $34M in settlements

    CHICAGO – A group of 124 Chicago police officers has cost the city $34 million in misconduct settlements since 2009, according to a newspaper report.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Budget fight leaves Illinois stuck with overdue bills

    SPRINGFIELD – The Friday afternoon email read with remarkable alacrity, given its message: The trip to a Springfield store to buy all-purpose Fabuloso ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Police arrest 2 after shooting near NIU

    DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University student was taken to the hospital with injuries not deemed to be life-threatening after being shot at an off-c ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Police arrest 2 after fight in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Two Evanston men face criminal charges after a fight in DeKalb during which one man tried to run several people over in an SUV, police said.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Critical Care – Day 1: Student’s death shows need for mental health services

    DeKALB – Quintonio LeGrier was an amiable young man, one of his high school math teacher’s favorite students. He was an inspiration, a determined pers ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:18 am
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