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  • Phone repair shop opens in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Raul Rodriguez opened his first Certified Phone Repair in Rockford last August but as business quickly picked up, he picked DeKalb as his sec ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Survey: U.S. businesses expect sales to rebound, more hiring

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Higher U.S. gas prices spark modest inflation in March

    WASHINGTON – Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fad ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • U.S. home construction off to weak March start

    WASHINGTON – U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have faile ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose for the second straight week yet remained at a low level that is consistent with mo ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices

    WASHINGTON – The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an indust ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • 4 ways a surging dollar rattles world economies, markets

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. dollar hasn't been on a roll like this since Ronald Reagan sat in the White House and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" ruled the box of ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday

    NEW YORK – Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies Wednesday.Airpo ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • DeKalb County population stays stagnant

    DeKALB – Since Susan Castle moved to Genoa from South Elgin in June 2014, she opened the Trading Post in downtown Genoa and has been commuting to her ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • U.S. retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived?

    WASHINGTON – Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time ...
    April 14, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • Star Worlds Arcade celebrates 30 years

    DeKALB – Patrick O’Malley’s love for arcade games started in his parents’ Maple Park garage. Following his passion, O’Malley opened Star Worlds Arcade ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Larson reappointed to council

    Richard D. Larson, an attorney with offices in Sycamore, has been reappointed to serve as a member of the Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • U.S. Cellular workshop set

    U.S. Cellular will offer a free Device Workshop where current or potential smartphone users can ask questions and learn about any device they are inte ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Armstong: Stepping competition brings visitors, revenue

    We will welcome more than 1,000 guests to DeKalb County on April 25 for the Illinois Stepping League State Youth Competition. 
    April 13, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Feed’em Soup to host benefit for Fairdale

    DeKALB – Feed’em Soup will host a pasta bar benefit Thursday through Sunday to help those affected by the tornado that struck Fairdale.
    April 13, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you care if there are artificial flavors and preservatives?
    Yes, I won't eat them
    Yes, but I'll still eat them
    Not really