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  • Chicago FBI: 'Pinball Bandit' suspected in 5 bank robberies

    CHICAGO – The FBI is asking for help identifying a suspect they've dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" because of the frequency and locations of the banks the ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • U of I reports record number of freshman applications

    URBANA – University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • 3 held in alleged fake kidnapping scheme in Chicago suburb

    BRIDGEVIEW – Bridgeview police say three people face felony disorderly conduct charges for allegedly faking a kidnapping in hopes of getting money to ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • States taking action to keep guns out of abusers’ hands

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rar ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Somonauk teen faces sex assault charge

    SOMONAUK – An 18-year-old Somonauk man was jailed Friday on charges of criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Train to become a Master Gardener

    Do you have a love for spending hours planting and tending to your backyard garden? Do you have a knack for teaching and enjoy sharing your knowledge ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Great Backyard Bird Count set for Feb. 12 to 15

    Do you enjoy watching birds? Would you like to help scientists? University of Illinois Extension Youth Educator Lisa Hepker invites citizens to partic ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

    BEIRUT – Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Obama signs emergency order over Flint water

    DETROIT – President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration Saturday that clears the way for federal aid for Flint, Michigan, which is undergoing ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • AP photographer reflects on 'bucket baby' in Brazil

    RECIFE, Brazil – The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. She was at a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor whether her baby boy had ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said late Friday they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a “targeted incident, ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Feb. 6 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 ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 to consider laying off teachers

    SYCAMORE – Teacher layoffs have been proposed in Sycamore School District 427 as the district heads into the second year of its three-year budget redu ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Ellwood Steak and Fish House to change hands

    DeKALB – Ellwood Steak and Fish House could get a new owner.Vasilios Hristakos plans to buy the upsc ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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