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  • White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

    WASHINGTON – Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Consumers fuel steady U.S. economy as rest of world struggles

    WASHINGTON – There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • St. Mary's students celebrate teachers for Catholic Schools Week

    SYCAMORE – Kindergarten teacher Carol Nanfria was there to listen when 6-year-old student Sam Eich wanted to tell her about his new glasses.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

    WASHINGTON – After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White Hou ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • U.S. economic growth slows to 2.6 percent in fourth quarter

    WASHINGTON – U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday, Jan. 30

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • CEO Tim Suter named outstanding citizen by Sycamore Chamber of Commerce

    SYCAMORE – Heidi Wright told a room of 361 people Thursday how The Suter Company President and CEO Tim Suter interviewed her for her job 14 years ago ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Jan. 30 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 ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Gov. Rauner wants bureaucratic cuts in education, elsewhere

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to generate more money to spend on higher education, he told a crowd at the University of Illinois’ flagship campu ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Obama calls for spending surge in rising economy

    WASHINGTON – Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • U of I professor who lost job offer after tweets sues

    CHAMPAIGN – A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university officials o ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Families plead for lives of IS hostages

    AMMAN, Jordan – The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

    WASHINGTON – The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Tech advances lower drivers’ death chances

    WASHINGTON – The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car mode ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • St. George to celebrate Greek-style Mardi Gras

    Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Or Patras, Greece? Yes, along with New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro, Patras hosts one of the world’s larges ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:17 pm
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