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  • DeKalb Financial Advisory Committee debates hiring freeze

    DeKALB – A hiring freeze was the subject of debate Tuesday as Financial Advisory Committee members weighed the needs of city staff against limited fun ...
    June 2, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Photos: Kaneland Ends Season in Super-Sectional

    Images from Kaneland's 4-1 loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday. ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to Obama

    WASHINGTON – Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Age ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

    ZURICH – The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.
    June 2, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Visiting vintage Havana involves some old-school hassles

    HAVANA – Travel experts and upscale magazines are urging travel to Cuba before it changes. But visitors envisioning salsa in the streets and glamorous ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Teacher takes students to adult shop

    MINNEAPOLIS – A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking middle and high school students on a field trip to an adult novelty st ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • FBI behind surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities

    WASHINGTON – Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • March of Dimes announces new research center

    CHICAGO – Studying how discrimination and poverty might alter gene regulation and lead to premature births will be a major focus for a new research ce ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Californians reduce water use by 13.5 percent in April

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians are using less water, but they’ll have to conserve a lot more to achieve the mandatory cuts taking effect this month ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Exotic dancer sues Peoria-area strip club over minimum wage

    PEORIA – An exotic dancer from the Peoria area has filed a federal lawsuit against the strip club where she works claiming the business is violating s ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • IRS failed to upgrade security ahead of cyberattack

    WASHINGTON – The IRS failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to its computer systems, some of which could have made it more difficult for hack ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • DeKalb woman to participate in the World Race mission trip

    DeKALB – Allison Anderson has only traveled out of the United States once before – to Canada – but by this time next year she’ll have traveled to 11 d ...
    June 2, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Agriculture officials ask county fairs to beware of bird flu

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is warning county fair operators to take extra precautions this summer to stop the spread of poul ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Sycamore man charged with possession of marijuana, plants

    SYCAMORE – Police on Sunday followed their noses to the home of a Sycamore man who they say was growing several marijuana plants inside his home in th ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Tourism spending expands for 5th year in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – A new hotel, touring entertainment and sporting events and even Jehovah’s Witnesses kept tourism dollars flowing in DeKalb County last year.
    June 2, 2015 - 9:06 pm
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