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  • Detective who led John Wayne Gacy investigation dies

    DES PLAINES – Joseph Kozenczak, the suburban Chicago police detective credited with leading the investigation that nabbed serial killer John Wayne Gac ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Mother of Justus Howell, black teen shot by Illinois officer, leads protest

    WAUKEGAN – The mother of a black 17-year-old shot in the back and killed by a white police officer led a small but vocal group of demonstrators on a m ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Illinois House supports property-tax freeze; Rauner objects

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that Democrats say would freeze the amount of property taxes collected won support on the Illinois House floor.
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, who campaigned on transparency, now secretive

    SPRINGFIELD – When running for office, future Gov. Bruce Rauner regularly pledged to bring unprecedented transparency to state government as part of t ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • U.S. says old Gulf oil spill could last another 100 years

    WASHINGTON – A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a c ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • 1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

    LANGSA, Indonesia – More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore around Southeast Asia, describing kill ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Shock jock lawyers fight in court over alleged DUI setup

    CLEARWATER, Fla. – Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal.A Florida judge will soo ...
    May 15, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Animal control officers seize Peoria man's pet alligator

    PEORIA – Animal control officers have seized a pet alligator from a Peoria man's home.The (Peoria) J ...
    May 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death by lethal injection

    BOSTON — After slouching through his trial for months with a bored look on his face, the defendant was ordered to rise.
    May 15, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Mitt Romney to box Evander Holyfield in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY – Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square of ...
    May 15, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • 'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

    LAS VEGAS – B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the ...
    May 15, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • Springfield visit

    Fifth-graders at Southeast Elementary School in Sycamore recently traveled to Springfield. Pictured is Kristina Jordan’s class at the state capitol ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • Genoa Lions Carnation Days

    On April 11, the Genoa Lions sold more than 220 dozen carnations to family, friends and the community. This annual fundraiser is organized by Gene Bra ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Tree planting at North Elementary

    The city of Sycamore, courtesy of Poplar Farms Nursery, donated and planted a new tree for the front of North Elementary School in Sycamore. The secon ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fun with STEM

    Students at St. Mary's School in Sycamore participated in a four-week Northern Illinois Univerity STEM program. This after-school event allowed studen ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
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