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  • Arkansas governor urges changes to religious-objections bill

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to p ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies

    LONDON – Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from Kankakee jail

    KANKAKEE – A man awaiting sentencing for murder escaped from a jail Wednesday in eastern Illinois after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking h ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • N.J. Sen. indicted on corruption charges

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.
    April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • U of Illinois pushes to finish budget-cuts plan

    URBANA – University of Illinois administrators are pushing to finish a plan by next month to deal with the 31.5 percent cut Gov. Bruce Rauner has prop ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • McDonald’s workers to get pay hikes

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • April 2 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 ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Fundraiser set to help a cappella group for New York trip

    DeKalb High School Music Department is hosting a fundraiser April 10 to help raise money for the a cappella group Enharmonic Fusion’s planned trip to ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Sycamore parking meters to stay, part search goes on

    SYCAMORE – Timers are running out for the city’s penny parking meters – but time is not.In March, Sy ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Dog show to be held at NIU Convocation Center

    DeKALB – The Kennel Club of Yorkville will host its 59th and 60th dog shows, three obedience trials and two junior showmanship competitions Saturday a ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • ‘Taste of Spring’ festival will showcase downtown Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Those who want to enjoy pairings of fine wine and appetizers, and experience other offerings of downtown Sycamore will have a chance to do ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Rough allergy season in DeKalb County ahead, experts say

    The upcoming allergy season could make an allergy sufferer’s eyes water.With winter weather slowly m ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • After audit, NIU finance boss lays out next steps

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s new finance boss has formed a task force to address issues raised by a state audit released last week.
    April 1, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives ...
    April 1, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Iran nuke talks extended once again after faltering

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims and recriminations ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:28 pm
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