• Hy-Vee seeks contestants for chili cook-off

    SYCAMORE – Hy-Vee will hold its fourth annual Chili Cook-off at noon Sunday.Space is limited to the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife’s disappearance, ple ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Official: Homeless man killed by police did time for robbery

    LOS ANGELES – A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released in May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years fo ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • State superintendent warns of 'perfect storm' for districts

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers consider revamping Illinois’ outdated school funding formula, the state superintendent warned Tuesday that more education c ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • More than 1M students to take new standardized test

    CHICAGO – More than a million students are scheduled to take new standardized tests next week, despite concerns from Illinois’ largest school district ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Netanyahu warns U.S. about ‘bad deal’

    WASHINGTON – In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned t ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • March 4 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 ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Police: Man shot arrow at girlfriend

    DeKALB – A Sycamore man was being held in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday after police said he fired an arrow at his girlfriend and tried to choke her.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Genoa Public Library plans soft opening of new building Monday

    GENOA – Some libraries are known for the musty smell of old books, but the new Genoa Public Library has a different fragrance: fresh paint, with a hin ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Sycamore brewpub forges ahead

    SYCAMORE – The city’s first brewery took a major step forward Tuesday after the city granted the owner a Class H liquor license, setting a possible op ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • DeKalb filling Kishwaukee River Bike Path gap

    Note to Readers: This story has been corrected to note that the Great Western Trail runs west from Sycamore to the Fox Valley.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Officials: U.S. report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    WASHINGTON – A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    NEW YORK – Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inabilit ...
    March 3, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in U.S. speech?

    WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear dea ...
    March 3, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel: Chicago rules ban 24-hour construction at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city building ordinances don't allow the renovation project at Wrigley Field to have construction crews working arou ...
    March 3, 2015 - 1:37 pm
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