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  • Michael Brown’s parents file lawsuit against the city of Ferguson

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal bat ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Police: Boyfriend cut with scissors, maced by woman

    DeKALB – A DeKalb woman who was charged with aggravated domestic battery after she cut her boyfriend with scissors was released Thursday on $300 bail.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Police association to host pancake breakfast

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Benevolent and Protective Association is inviting community members to its annual pancake breakfast Sunday.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent last month, down from 7.8 percent during March 2014, according to preliminary figure ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Lawyer: NIU hazing defendants won't face jail time

    SYCAMORE – Five former members of Northern Illinois University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity facing felony hazing charges in connection with the acciden ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Chicago Bears to assist in tornado recovery efforts in Fairdale

    The Bears announced that the team will make a $100,000 donation to the United Way of Rock River Valley to assist in recovery efforts for those affecte ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Judge sentences ex-lawmaker Derrick Smith, says politicians 'don't get it'

    CHICAGO – A federal judge sentenced a former state lawmaker on Thursday to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe, chiding Illinois' polit ...
    April 23, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Election results: Davis, Smith join DeKalb School District 428 board; O'Leary keeps one-vote lead in DeKalb's 7th Ward

    SYCAMORE – Write-in candidates Fred Davis Jr. and Rick Smith emerged Thursday as the final two winners in the seven-way race for seats on DeKalb-based ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Southeast Elementary custodian faces sex assault charges

    SYCAMORE – A 51-year-old Sycamore man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at his home has been placed on leave from his custodial job at Sou ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    NEW YORK – For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hop ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday he takes "full responsibility" for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an Amer ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • U.S. new-home sales collapse in March

    WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • Caterpillar trumps Wall Street 1Q expectations, raises forecast

    Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:00 am
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