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  • Nashville’s Kellie Pickler headed to Rochelle

    Country music singer and "American Idol" veteran Kellie Pickler will headline the Big R Summer Country Jam on Aug. 13 at the Rochelle Municipal Airpor ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • IVT sets auditions for 'Always a Bridesmaid'

    Indian Valley Theatre will hold auditions for its next show, “Always a Bridesmaid,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 23, ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Kishwaukee Concert Band to perform final concert of season

    The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present the final concert of the 14th season – A Musical Landscape – at 3 p.m. May 22 in the Boutell Memorial Concert ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local doctor honored with Flagg Township Museum display

    The newest display at Flagg Township Museum in Rochelle focuses on an area man and his wife’s lifelong commitment of “returning the blessings.”
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Bryan Cranston in multifaceted role of LBJ goes ‘All the Way’

    For five seasons of “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston displayed his versatility through the dramatic evolution of his character, Walter White, from milqu ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • ‘My Son Pinocchio Jr.’ opens Friday at Huntley Middle School

    “A dream is a wish your heart makes.” That’s the message Gregor King wants the audience to take with them after watching the DeKalb middle schools’ co ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • St. Mary’s Sycamore conference tournament champs

    The St. Mary's Sycamore boys fifth- and sixth-grade volleyball team ended the 2016 season as conference tournament champions, defeating the previously ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Tyler names April Students of the Month

    Tyler Elementary School April Students of the Month showed the character trait of Self-Control. Pictured (from left) in the front row are Samira Santi ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:04 am
  • School District 428’s McKee honored with Wirtz Award

    Elizabeth Gullickson McKee of Cortland was honored at the May 3 DeKalb School District 428 board meeting with the Wirtz Award for Excellence in Educat ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:04 am
  • Genetically altered food safe for humans, environment but not curing hunger, report says

    WASHINGTON – Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a r ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • KEC wins 23 medals in SkillsUSA state competition

    Kishwaukee Education Consortium students won eight gold medals, 13 silver medals and two bronze medals at this year’s SkillsUSA state competition in S ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • What can help you hear better on your phone

    For those who are hearing impaired, talking on the phone can be challenging, if not outright impossible.
    May 17, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Sandwich High School Class of 2016 celebrates

    As parents, other family members and friends looked on Sunday afternoon, 155 members of the Sandwich High School Class of 2016 received their diplomas ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • KishHealth Physical Therapy to host run/walk

    The KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, part of Northwestern Medicine, will host its ninth annual 5K Run/Walk event at 8 a.m. Saturday.
    May 17, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • Beloved Community dinner scheduled for Sunday

    The next Beloved Community dinner will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Senior Service Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb.
    May 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
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