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  • 2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois governor working with police on marijuana bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with the Illinois State Police on how to handle a proposal to make marijuana possession in small amounts pu ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

    MUNICH – The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing “killer” video games in his bedroom, a ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down

    PHILADELPHIA – The heat wave gripping parts of the country, including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democ ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Wasserman Schultz goes from favored to on the outs

    WASHINGTON – Five years ago, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was put in charge of the Democratic National Committee to usher in a new era for the party. Now, ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Malta man arrested in sex sting sentenced to 6 years in prison

    A Malta man who pleaded no contest to sexual assault and child pornography charges plans to challenge his conviction in a Wisconsin court.
    July 24, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to discuss voting procedures

    DeKALB – DeKalb’s City Council is scheduled to discuss its voting process when measures are presented, especially in light of the mayor’s recent vote ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Residents support teen who received heart transplant at Rock and Ride

    Ricky De La Cruz is not very different from other teenagers. He loves TV, friends and running. “Ric ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Postcards of DeKalb give residents a snapshot look at the county's past

    DeKalb County residents took a step back in time and saw how much the area has changed, thanks to an impressive collection of postcards dating back to ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • President Obama: Donald Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says that GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies ...
    July 24, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Political scandals linger as Philadelphia readies for Democratic convention

    PHILADELPHIA – The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned.
    July 24, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Bernie Sanders

    WASHINGTON – A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's conv ...
    July 24, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also ar ...
    July 23, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • Barb City Manor fund receives donation

    Friends of Barb City Manor Treasurer Olive Martha recently presented a check for $700 to Barb City Manor Administrator Maureen Gerrity for the Residen ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Somonauk receives defibrillator for park

    The village of Somonauk is the recipient of an automated external defibrillator through the Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Quilt Project.
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you send postcards to people when you travel?
    Yes, it's fun
    Used to, but now just text photos
    Never saw the point