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  • Our View: Building a Frankenbudget in Springfield

    Our state deserves better than the Frankenbudget that state lawmakers are trying to cobble together one spending bill at a time in Springfield.
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • House gears up for override of strike veto

    SPRINGFIELD – One of the subplots of the summer-long Illinois budget standoff will take center stage this week with a likely attempt by House Democrat ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Pope: Priests can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and sayi ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Sept. 2 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 ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Illinois Tollway to collect tolls at Genoa Road exit

    GENOA – Drivers will start paying to exit Interstate 90 to reach Belvidere and Genoa later this month.
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Sycamore High School plans lockdown drill

    DeKALB – Sycamore High School officials will conduct a state-mandated lockdown drill at 10 a.m. today.
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • False robbery report could lead to criminal charges

    DeKALB – DeKalb police said the person who filed a false police report last week about a robbery near Northern Illinois University’s campus could face ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Sycamore Park District classes find new home

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District has partnered with the Northern Illinois Dance Center, 2180 Oakland Drive, and Midwest Museum of Natural History ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Maple Park set for Fun Fest

    MAPLE PARK – Larry Stachura has hopes visitors one day will flock to the Maple Park Fun Fest to check out a display featuring dozens of decorated melo ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Sponsorship sought for IHSA football championships

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County County Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking toward the County Board and local businesses for sponsorship when the Il ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • KishHealth, Northwestern merger set for Dec. 31

    DeKALB – A fund set up when KishHeath and Northwestern Memorial HeathCare merge at year’s end could benefit local residents – although there likely wo ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • District 428 board approves hires for 17 positions

    DeKALB –  DeKalb School District 428 is going ahead with the next steps of the facility operations and food service restructuring plan approved in Jul ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Fox Lake officer fatally shot just miles from site of Holiday Hills shootings

    FOX LAKE – More than a hundred police officers scoured terrain just miles from the site of another manhunt that occurred less than a year before, but ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need U.S. Education Department

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommenda ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Gov. Scott Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you agree with Pope Francis' letter on abortion?