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  • May a month of extreme weather around the world

    WASHINGTON – Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.Torrential do ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Fuel and potential fires ahead for the U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It’s complicated. Steady hiring and low gas pri ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, U.S. says

    SINGAPORE – U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U. ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

    NEW YORK – Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies.
    May 29, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, b ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO – Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Cops top Dunkin' Donuts for Special Olympics awareness

    DeKALB – John Barnett isn’t too fond of heights – which explains why he’s a Northern Illinois University police officer and not a firefighter.
    May 30, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • DeKalb considering an air-conditioned, year-round Egyptian Theatre

    Note to readers: This story has been revised to reflect a different estimate on air conditioning installation costs. 
    June 2, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Report: Dennis Hastert payments tied to sexual allegations

    Former Republican House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying a man identified as Individual A so he would keep a secret that Hastert had sexually abus ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

    ZURICH – Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss crimina ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Ex-U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert's indictment offers few clues about case

    CHICAGO – A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Timeline of the career of ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    CHICAGO – A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentif ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • U.S. economy shrank at 0.7 percent rate in first quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • KC holds annual Student Awards Day

    Kishwaukee College honored students for excellence in the classroom and in the campus community on April 7 at Student Awards Day in Jenkins Auditorium ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • SHS Prom Court

    The 2015 Sycamore High School Prom Court is pictured. In the front row (from left) are Daniel Hein, Eric Aurand, Jake Bjork, Ben Van Wienen, Noah Dosi ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
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