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  • Kingston man faces child sex charges

    KINGSTON – A 22-year-old man is facing charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a police investigation found he was having a relationship wit ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 hears proposal including districtwide layoffs

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 board members on Tuesday considered a proposal to eliminate 56 positions districtwide.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Feb. 10 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 ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Frank O'Barski, DeKalb County Board member, dies

    ERIC R. OLSON DeKALB – Frank O’Barski, who was twice elected to the DeKalb Cou ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Kishwaukee College budget plan calls for layoffs

    Note to readers: This story has been corrected to reflect that the college's expected deficit includes an anticipated 50 percent reduction in state ai ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 6:33 pm
  • Autopsy results await toxicology reports after death at DeKalb County Jail

    SYCAMORE – An autopsy was conducted Tuesday on a DeKalb County Jail inmate who died Monday after drinking jailhouse booze, but a cause of death has ye ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online

    SPRINGFIELD – The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circl ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • Belvidere man taken to hospital after rollover crash

    GENOA – A Belvidere man required treatment for non-life threatening injuries after driving off the road and rolling his car multiple times, DeKalb Cou ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • Pope Francis briefs priests: Don't be smug, don't judge sinners

    VATICAN CITY – A specially-recruited group of priests received last-minute instructions from Pope Francis Tuesday before fanning out through the world ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • DeKalb staff concerned on time, money spent responding to FOIA requests

    DeKALB – Freedom of information act requests from the public are on the upswing in DeKalb, and officials are concerned about how to handle the additio ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sent Congress his eighth and final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of ini ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Following a "challenging" holiday season, Sears will accelerate the closure of some of its stores.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Bernie Sanders, John Kasich win 1st votes in tiny New Hampshire community

    DIXVILLE, N.H. – Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesd ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Government health insurance report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states

    WASHINGTON – Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • Piper celebrates 10 years at Northern Rehab

    Physical therapist Liza Piper is celebrating her 10-year anniversary at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
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