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  • DeKalb City Council approves building inspection ordinance

    DeKALB – DeKalb firefighters will start inspecting most commercial and industrial buildings in the city after DeKalb aldermen approved a new inspectio ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Rep. Aaron Schock billed private planes, concerts

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights a ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • U.S. home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Kayla Mueller's brother: Bowe Bergdahl swap with Taliban raised ISIS demands

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says Kayla Mueller's s ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • 'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

    LOS ANGELES – The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his s ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Somalia extremists urge attacks on shopping malls

    JOHANNESBURG – A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Turkish military enters Syria to evacuate troops, tomb

    ANKARA, Turkey – Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Morton man to appear in court on assault charges

    DeKALB – A Morton man who threw a clipboard at the registration clerk at Kishwaukee Hospital is scheduled to appear in DeKalb County Circuit Court on ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

    BILLINGS, Mont. – The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Lawmaker wants to make more fireworks legal

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to make it legal to sell fireworks such as Roman candles and rockets in the state.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • ComEd customers unknowingly contributing millions to charity

    CHICAGO – Commonwealth Edison’s customers have been unknowingly contributing millions of dollars to the utility’s charities, including politically inf ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Lawmakers propose bills aimed at gun laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have proposed dozens of bills to tweak the state’s gun laws.The Spr ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Actor Vince Vaughn to take the Polar Plunge

    CHICAGO – Actor Vince Vaughn will be the latest celebrity to jump into an icy Lake Michigan to raise money for Special Olympics.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Rauner budget strikes at hospitals, nursing homes

    CHICAGO – In proposing to cut Illinois’ Medicaid program by $1.5 billion, Gov. Bruce Rauner has chosen to go toe-to-toe with three powerful business l ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Solution elusive to Illinois' highway funding gap

    CHICAGO – For motorists, Illinois’ reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges means wasted hours st ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:57 pm
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