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  • House committee votes to require women to register for draft

    WASHINGTON – Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Depart ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

    LOS ANGELES – Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Clinton backers ‘feeling the Bern’ of Sanders supporters

    WASHINGTON – Nancy Schumacher said she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Reputed 'El Chapo' associate pleads guilty in Chicago court

    CHICAGO – A reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping move more than $1.5 million in drug mon ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Some fear chaos after state home care ruling

    SPRINGFIELD – Gaileen Roberts’ daughter Jody has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and developmentally delayed. But she can live at home because her mot ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Fans' Holy Grail: unreleased songs in Prince's vault

    LOS ANGELES – Before his death, fans searching online for Prince were likely to find just a handful of his performance videos and almost none of his r ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • TransVAC dispatch will close temporarily today

    SYCAMORE – Voluntary Action Center will temporarily close TransVAC dispatch center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today as it conducts major electrical work a ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • DeKalb Park District extends smoking ban in parks, facilities

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is extending a smoking ban after hearing from residents concerned about smoking and litter at Katz Park.
    April 29, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • NIU police investigate attempted robbery on campus

    Note to readers: This story has been changed to reflect there was no weapon alleged to have been used in the incident. 
    April 29, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • NIU faculty file intent to unionize

    DeKALB – Faculty at Northern Illinois University on Thursday became the latest group there to announce plans to unionize.
    April 28, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Judge to rule on Rifkin’s motion to suppress statements

    SYCAMORE – After a 3˝-hours-long hearing Thursday, a judge said he would decide in June whether incriminating statements from a former Northern Illino ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy explores city's past

    SYCAMORE – Of all his years in Sycamore – those spent as a young boy, a money-minded college student, the city treasurer – one that Mayor Ken Mundy re ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Travel Channel show gets a taste of Sandwich

    SANDWICH – Sandwich will be featured on a Saturday, April 30, episode of “Hungrytown, USA” on the Travel Channel.
    April 29, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Donald Trump's mention of 'woman's card' draws backlash

    ATLANTA – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" has drawn intense backlash, from t ...
    April 28, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Bread & Roses concert to support Safe Passage

    Bread & Roses, the DeKalb area women’s chorus, has for more than 20 years been sharing their concerts with the community and raising funds to support ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
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