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  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

    MOLINE – Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to m ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Paw Lickin’ fundraiser helps pets in need

    SYCAMORE – Paw Lickin’ Good co-owner Carol Dean hopes this Saturday’s fundraiser will be bigger and better than the one they held last year.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • What’s up duck?

    On Sept. 6, Genoa will be home to hundreds of ducks – plastic ducks that is. The Genoa Area Chamber ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Sleepy’s to open on Sycamore Road

    DeKALB – National mattress chain Sleepy’s will open a store in the former DeKalb Blockbuster location on Sycamore Road.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.

    NEW YORK – Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Illinois company is latest to test market for carp

    GRAFTON – When they arrive at the processing plant, the fish that have been cursed as a menace to American lakes and rivers are raked onto a conveyer ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens

    MOLINE – Deere's third-quarter profit fell 15 percent and the farming equipment maker believes that the same weak sales at home and abroad will cut in ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Armstrong: DeKalb County tourism revenue up

    New figures released by the state of Illinois reported that visitor spending in DeKalb County in 2013 totaled $81.58 million. That’s the fifth consecu ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Petal Boutique owner lauded for design skills

    SYCAMORE – When Tiffany Burdick isn't working her full-time job at an agricultural lending firm, she's creating dozens of flower bouquets for weddings ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • McDonald's sales hit by China scandal, U.S. weakness

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Pappas plans steakhouse on Sycamore Road

    DeKALB – Developer John Pappas plans to open a bar and restaurant called the Ellwood Steakhouse at his development at the former Small’s Furniture Cit ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fi ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 8:47 am
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