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  • Waterman man accused of beating, choking girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – A 24-year-old Waterman man accused of beating his live-in girlfriend was charged with violating an order of protection for allege ...

    April 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Wolfe, other former Huskies’ NFLers return

    DeKALB – When Garrett Wolfe was running the ball and setting records at Northern Illinois, the spot where the Chessick Center now sits was o ...

    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Black to ask judge to reduce prison sentence

    SYCAMORE – Benjamin Black’s attorney will ask a judge Thursday to reduce his 12-year prison sentence for having heroin in his system during ...

    April 18, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • DeKalb shooting for 5th straight crown

    The DeKalb girls soccer team has been dominating its home tournament for several years now, so letting it come into it with momentum doesn’t ...

    UPDATED: April 19, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Softball Insider: Barbs using Kowalski, Newport to their advantage

    SPOTLIGHT ON ... Taylor Jones Sycamore, senior, outfielder Jones was 5 for 5 with a grand slam, double and two runs scored in the second gam ...

    UPDATED: April 19, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    LOS ANGELES – Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover' ...

    April 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Clinton sought GOP support for health care

    WASHINGTON – President Bill Clinton’s advisers estimated early in his term that passing a health care overhaul would require a delicate bala ...

    April 18, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois’ 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary tax increase is rolled back as sched ...

    April 18, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Cubs drop 5th straight

    CHICAGO – Jeff Samardzija has had a hard time finding run support this season. The same could be said for all Chicago Cubs' pitchers.First, ...

    UPDATED: April 18, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Crime Mugs, April 2014

    A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reas ...

    April 18, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well. It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are g ...

    April 18, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Pet of the Week: Boots

    Meet Boots and Sadie. Boots is a more than 1-year-old black and white domestic short-haired mix available for adoption at Tails Humane Socie ...

    April 14, 2014 - 1:03 pm
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  • DeKalb police to accept unneeded medications

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents will have the chance April 26 to safely and anonymously dispose of prescription medications.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Grieving parents use painful story to reach out

    SYCAMORE – Jill and Brad Caldwell of Sycamore wanted the whole world to know when Jill got pregnant.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Waterman man accused of beating, choking girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – A 24-year-old Waterman man accused of beating his live-in girlfriend was charged with violating an order of protection for allegedly callin ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Lenten season ends with celebration of Easter

    DeKALB – Caroline Quinlan relishes a long Easter Vigil on Saturday night filled with readings, traditional prayers and communion.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Photos: Good Friday

    Images from St. Catherine of Genoa Catholic Church's Good Friday Service on Friday. ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Crime Mugs, April 2014

    A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable dou ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • DeKalb releases separation agreement with former finance director

    DeKALB – The finance director who resigned her DeKalb post last month received more than $9,000 for accrued time off as part of a separation agreement ...
    UPDATED: April 19, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Folk trio takes opera house stage

    SANDWICH – A Band Called Honalee, a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary, will perform at the Sandwich Opera ...
    April 17, 2014 - 6:03 pm
  • April 17 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 ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Keslinger Road bridge replacement planned at last

    SYCAMORE – Work to repair the Keslinger Road bridge should begin this fall and be complete by the end of the year, DeKalb County Engineer Nathan Schwa ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Black to ask judge to reduce prison sentence

    SYCAMORE – Benjamin Black’s attorney will ask a judge Thursday to reduce his 12-year prison sentence for having heroin in his system during a crash th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Waterman man accused of beating, choking girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – A 24-year-old Waterman man accused of beating his live-in girlfriend was charged with violating an order of protection for allegedly callin ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Crime Mugs, April 2014

    A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable dou ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • April 17 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 ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Sentencing delayed for man who left children behind after Sycamore crash

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Judge John McAdams thinks there might be a better option for James Colpen than prison or probation.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • DeKalb man arrested in gas station attack

    DeKALB – A 21-year-old DeKalb who police say attacked a woman April 7 in the parking lot at the Road Ranger gas station in DeKalb has turned himself i ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Judge issues gag order in Fiebelkorn case

    ST. CHARLES – A petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty and neglect of 94 sick and starved animals won a partial victory in court Thursday when ...
    April 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Police: Woman hit man with tire iron along I-88

    SYCAMORE – A 38-year-old Chicago woman accused of striking a family or household member with a tire iron was released on her own recognizance this wee ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Woman faces charges after being hit by car

    SANDWICH – A 20-year-old Waterman woman faces criminal charges after she ran in front of a car last week while intoxicated and was struck by the car, ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Crime Stoppers seeks tips in Genoa, Sycamore thefts

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information in two crime investigations: a burglary in Genoa and stop sign thefts in Sycamore.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Olson: Jesus would approve of diaper effort

    Is there a figure whose name and likeness are invoked more than Jesus?He was on Earth almost 2,000 y ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Akst: Calling all Vulcans: please visit

    I don’t speak Klingon, but I have loved “Star Trek” TV shows and movies for years. I particularly like the explanation (revealed in “Star Trek: First ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well. It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are going throu ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

    Our neighbor Sally Stevens presented me with a “history mystery” recently and I jumped at the challenge. It seems a friend of hers, retired Sycamore S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Olson: Apology given, pain remains

    Although we’ve written countless stories about Patricia Schmidt’s trial and acquittal, she didn’t become a real person to me until Friday morning.
    April 12, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Akst: Flat Stanley is simple, fun

    Classroom learning is crucial. As a teacher, I’m not aware of any really effective substitute or replacement for it.
    April 11, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Duchnowski: He passed the dog test

    My boyfriend was more nervous about our dogs meeting than meeting my parents. By Rob’s way of thinki ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • Olson: Justice system not ruled by popular opinion

    Police can arrest you and haul you to jail in handcuffs. They can book you and photograph you, take your fingerprints and your bodily fluids. You can ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Akst: Arts, a good investment

    My brother-in-law’s March 21 announcement was worrisome but not completely a surprise.Bruce had post ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Duchnowski: ‘Cowgirl crook’ and local prosecutor hit TV

    Joseph Pedersen wouldn’t call Rita Crundwell “the cunning cowgirl crook,” as the federal prosecutor isn’t prone to giving defendants snazzy names.
    April 7, 2014 - 12:48 pm

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