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  • DeKalb ‘State of the City’ address scheduled for Tuesday

    DeKALB – The sixth annual State of the City event will feature an overview of the past fiscal year for the city of DeKalb and an update on plans for t ...
    July 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Somonauk Summer Fest begins July 24

    SOMONAUK – The Somonauk Summer Fest returns this weekend for its eighth year at Somonauk Community Park, 500 S. Depot St. in Somonauk.
    July 21, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Safety award

    Chris Guild (left) of Opportunity House’s Work Services Program receives the monthly Safety Award for July from operations manager Ken Safford. Guild ...
    July 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Local food and fun on the DeKalb County farm stroll

    Have you ever wondered how local orchards produce such delicious apples, how shepherd dogs round up sheep, or where all those beautiful vegetables at ...
    July 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Karate students promoted

    Students at Midwest Shotokan Karate in Genoa were promoted during a recent exam. Pictured (from left) are Vince Long, assistant instructor; Jason Gool ...
    July 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Glidden Homestead tours set for July 26

    DEKALB – Innovators are welcome.You can experience the site where the innovative development of barb ...
    July 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Tips for helping tomatoes tolerate the heat

    URBANA – Excessive heat is difficult to avoid in the summer, but it can adversely affect seasonal tomatoes.
    July 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Uncorked: Roar's short harvest leads to fine wine

    As Adam Franscioni poured barrel sample after barrel sample from the 2014 Roar vintage, one thing became very clear.
    July 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Not just for funerals: Death business expands into hosting weddings, other events

    Danessa Molinder entered the courtyard wearing a white dress and matching veil. Her groom waited at the other end, in front of decorative doors and la ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Concerto competition winners named

    The Sycamore High School Music Department named Baylie Petit and Jordyn Shultz the 2015 Concerto Competition winners.
    July 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Pinning ceremony for Kish College radiology grads

    Kishwaukee College radiologic technology graduates participated in a traditional pinning ceremony June 27 in Jenkins Auditorium in the Kishwaukee Coll ...
    July 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • H-BR student wins national scholarship

    The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Seneca Foods Corp. scholarship to Hannah Weirich, a member of the Hinckley-Big Rock High School FFA.
    July 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • ‘Pastor Paul’ is new leader at First United Methodist Church

    DeKALB – The congregation of the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb joyfully welcomed its new senior pastor, Paul Judd on July 5.
    July 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kingston Fest to close with cardboard boat race

    KINGSTON – Handmade cardboard boats will set sail – and hopefully float – as Kingston Fest draws to a close with the Kardboard Boat Regatta races star ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The elaborate fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday, its stature apparently u ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:07 am
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