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  • Increase in tuition, fees proposed for Kishwaukee College

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College officials want to increase tuition by 8.4 percent next school year as part of a package of fee increases and spending cuts ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Frank O'Barski, DeKalb County Board member, dies

    ERIC R. OLSON eolson@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Frank O’Barski, who was twice elected to the DeKalb Cou ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • DeKalb staff concerned on time, money spent responding to FOIA requests

    DeKALB – Freedom of information act requests from the public are on the upswing in DeKalb, and officials are concerned about how to handle the additio ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 to consider laying off teachers

    SYCAMORE – Teacher layoffs have been proposed in Sycamore School District 427 as the district heads into the second year of its three-year budget redu ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to consider Shodeen development proposal

    DeKALB – City Council members on Monday will hear Shodeen’s development proposal for property along Lincoln Highway west of downtown DeKalb. 
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Dekalb County leaders welcome neighboring counties' enterprise plan

    DeKALB – Two neighboring counties have applied to the state for enterprise zone designations, a move DeKalb County officials welcome as a complement t ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Provider plans to fill senior care void left by LSSI's closing

    DeKALB – A Chicago-based social service provider is set to open an office in DeKalb and hire workers who will be laid off when Lutheran Social Service ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • DeKalb senior home service provider to close

    DeKALB – Some 360 DeKalb County seniors will have to find a new service provider and 80 employees will be out of a job when Lutheran Social Services o ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • New bar, gaming facility proposed

    DeKALB – A new bar and gaming facility could come to DeKalb if city officials approve its bar liquor and supplemental video gaming license Monday. 
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • DeKalb officials stand by raises for top police and fire leaders

    DeKALB – DeKalb officials stand by decisions to promote police and fire department leaders – in some cases giving out double-digit raises – despite th ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Almost half of DeKalb County employees working without contract

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County employees represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union are working without a contract ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Sycamore City Council reviews architects' plan for jail expansion project

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore City Council members reviewed a tentative but detailed timeline for DeKalb County’s $35 million jail expansion project, which is e ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Officials to answer jail expansion questions

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County officials will attend Tuesday’s city council meeting to give an update on plans to expand the jail and answer questions from ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • DeKalb Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hoyle retires after 30 years

    DeKALB – Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hoyle got to roll out and fight one last fire after 30 years in service.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:56 pm
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