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  • Uncertain future for building

    DeKALB – The smell is nauseating inside the vacant building at 112-118 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, and the structure has deteriorated beyon ...
    July 31, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Happy hour slow to catch on locally

    Not every bar and pub owner in DeKalb County is ready to toast the return of happy hour.In mid-July, ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Photos: Law enforcement Special Olympics fundraiser

    Special Olympics fundraiser was held at Texas Roadhouse in Sycamore hosted by the DeKalb Police Department, Sycamore Police Department, NIU Police, an ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Photos: Genoa Pallet Fire

    Fire crews from around DeKalb County respond to an out-of-control second-level box alarm fire when pallets burned too closely to the Cleary Pallet Sal ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Photos: DeKalb searches Otto's building downtown

    On Friday, the city of DeKalb brought in police, fire, construction consultants, building inspectors, and structural engineers to do a total assessmen ...
    July 31, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Firefighters battle blaze at Genoa pallet business

    GENOA – A fire started by workers outside a Genoa pallet business Friday afternoon was carried by the wind and soon got out of control, requiring fire ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Hinckley church sets barbecue supper

    The public is invited to the annual Bar-B-Q Pork Roast and Sweet Corn Boil Supper on Aug. 8, hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • FUMC welcomes new pastors

    On behalf of the congregation at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb, Tim Paquette presents welcoming gifts to the church’s new pastors. Senior Pa ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Valley West volunteers recognized for service

    At the Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon, held on May 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk, volunteers were re ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • New law gives veterans preference in private hiring

    DeKALB – Illinois veterans could get a boost with their job search now that private sector employers can legally give them preference when hiring.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • 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
  • Health law's nonprofit insurance co-ops awash in red ink

    WASHINGTON – Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corpor ...
    July 30, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – More than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public H ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Master Gardener program offered

    If gardening is your passion, and you would like to be part of a team that educates youth and adults alike on the joys of gardening, consider becoming ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Altrusa Literacy Grants

    Twelve Altrusa Literacy Grants were awarded to area organizations, libraries and schools at Altrusa of DeKalb-Sycamore's 53rd annual charter dinner in ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Extension offers class on safe canning

    Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your garden or farmers market produce all year long? Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowled ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Beth Fowler dancers take first in national competition

    The Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group of Genoa and St. Charles recently competed in the Legacy National Dance Competition, which completed ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Scouting for Dragons

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, sponsored by Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore, designed and led a sling-shot station at the annual Cub-O-Ree held at Camp Big T ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • IN UNIFORM

    Clukey graduates from trainingKevin Clukey, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at Northe ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Athena nominations are now available

    Community members are encouraged to submit nominations for the 26th annual DeKalb Athena Award and Women of Accomplishment.
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 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 FarmŪ 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
  • Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

    NEW YORK – Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:39 am

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