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  • Sycamore teen collects used bicycles for Eagle Scout project

    DeKALB – Ryan Loitz’s used-bicycle drive was operating like a well-oiled machine Sunday, even if the bicycles weren’t.
    April 24, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Road to dismissal: Pay phone record convinces prosecutor of McCullough’s innocence

    SYCAMORE – By October 2015, the case against Jack McCullough hinged on a critical, unanswered question: Where was the pay phone he used to call Sycamo ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Road closed after semi-trailer hits utility pole in Sandwich

    SANDWICH –  Traffic on Somonauk Road between Chicago and Pine Roads was shut down after a semitruck and tanker filled with nitrogen crashed into a uti ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Karate students earn blue belts

    Wolf and Maddie Cat provide a dynamic brother-sister combination punch when it comes to their dedication to Shotokan Karate as members of the Midwest ...
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Kirkland Citizen of the Year nominations sought

    The Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Kirkland Citizen of the Year.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Volunteer opportunities available at Midwest Museum of Natural History

    The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St. in Sycamore, invites community members to get involved at the museum.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Early Childhood Center at KC sets open house

    The Early Childhood Center located on the Kishwaukee College campus will hold an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 29.
    April 27, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club conducts food drive

    The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club is asking the community to assist in restocking the DeKalb and Sycamore food pantries.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Genoa Garden Club to dedicate bench, host sale

    Members of the Genoa Garden Club invite the public for a memorial ceremony honoring Evelyn Cooley and Dolores Gallagher at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Questions swirl about Prince's health with unexplained death

    MINNEAPOLIS – Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in thei ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • 8 relatives shot in the head in Ohio; no suspects caught yet

    PIKETON, Ohio – Authorities urged residents to be cautious in this part of rural southern Ohio heading into the weekend as the search continued for wh ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • A ‘presidential’ Trump 2.0? Not so fast, candidate says

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Standing in a conference room at a swanky South Florida hotel, Donald Trump’s chief adviser assured Republican insiders his boss was ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Va. gov. enables 200,000 felons to vote in Nov.

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • 8 relatives shot in head in Ohio; killer thought to be loose

    PIKETON, Ohio – Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head Fri ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:16 pm
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