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  • Troop 2810 travels to summer camp

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, chartered out of Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore, recently traveled to Canyon Camp in Stockton for summer camp. Thirty-two Sco ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb man wins songwriting awards

    Gary Mullis of DeKalb won first-place sponsorship in a songwriting contest in Lexington, Kentucky. Mullis entered three songs into the contest, which ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • PRAIRIE FLOWERS

    Thanks to paramedics for life-saving helpTo the Editor:I wish to thank the paramedics of the Sycamor ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Get ready for school

    Ready for back-to-school? Before and after school programs fill up quickly.Call 4-C: Community Coord ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Uncorked: Montelena Live tells 10-year story of its Chardonnay

    Matt Crafton doesn’t eat grapes nine months out of the year.The Château Montelena winemaker more tha ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Vendors wanted for Oak Crest fest

    Art and craft vendors of all kinds are invited to participate in the fest at DeKalb Area Retirement Center – Oak Crest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Troop 13 awards its first Eagle Scout

    Sean Christopher Staats of Boy Scout Troop 13 in DeKalb has earned the Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in Scouting.
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Wingshooting clinic for youth, women scheduled

    A Wingshooting clinic for beginning shotgun shooters will be at Shabbona Lake State Park south of Shabbona on Aug. 15 for boys and girls ages 10 to 15 ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 164 skydivers smash head-down world record

    OTTAWA – Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Uncorked: Winemaker has his own metropolis on Treasure Island

    The buzz on Treasure Island came from more than unmanned drones that flew overhead.As raindrops rode ...
    July 31, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON – Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • U.S. economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recover ...
    July 30, 2015 - 8:41 am
  • U.S. pending home sales slip in June

    WASHINGTON – The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales grow ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Plan to Protect Your Precious Passengers

    State Farm® offers simple reminders to help make your summer drive a safer one, no matter how far you're going.
    July 28, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Radiant Dermatology welcomed

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors welcomed Radiant Dermatology recently with a ribbon cutting. Dr. Amanda Friedrichs' practice specializes in the diagn ...
    July 28, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Friendship Haven of DeKalb welcomed

    DeKalb Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, board members, staff and Mayor John Rey recently welcomed Friendship Haven of DeKalb to the chamber with a rib ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb chamber welcomes Supercuts

    DeKalb Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, board members and staff congratulate Supercuts of DeKalb on its grand opening. Owners Mike Davison and Greg Si ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • County tourism revenue up 8.3 percent for 2014

    Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, is on the road this week to release the latest state and individual county visitor and economic ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb police to host Special Olympics benefit

    SYCAMORE – Even as Chad McNett approaches his 10th year fundraising for the Special Olympics, it hasn’t begun to feel old – in fact, the DeKalb police ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • U.S. new-home sales hit June slump

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans bought new homes in June, a possible sign that the real estate market is cooling down after months of hot sales.
    July 24, 2015 - 9:40 am

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