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  • Professor: Modern life setting the stage for robot rights

    In science fiction, some robots are portrayed as friendly, like Rosie, the Jetsons’ robotic maid, or Disney’s Wall-E. Others are programmed to extermi ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • From basketball to bagels

    SYCAMORE - If someone were to write a biography of Shawn Thrower, it might be titled, “From Baskets to Bagels, Aguirre to McCartney.” Whether he’s pla ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Summerfest food, tractors and more

    WATERMAN – Leonard Johnson says a love for farming is in his blood.Johnson was raised on a farm, and ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore woman all about keeping busy

    SYCAMORE – If you live in Sycamore, you probably have seen Jeannine Prombo around town.Prombo is a b ...
    July 7, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em

    DeKALB – When most people travel to Las Vegas, they see the shows, they enjoy the sights, they play for fun. When John Tobias visits Las Vegas, he wor ...
    June 30, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of bus trips to sporting events?
    I'd go; it's easier than driving
    No thanks; I don't want to ride to the game with a busload of strangers