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  • Bill would change procurement rules for public universties, including NIU

    DeKALB – State Rep. Mark Batinick has filed a house bill that he said will allow Illinois public universities to save up to $100 million in annual cos ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Local officials, educators, college graduates and business owners offer DeKalb County high school graduates advice

    DeKALB – Cam Rosenfeld wasn’t sure what to do next after completing a GED program a few years ago.Bu ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • U of Illinois President Timothy Killeen: Cuts may be less than proposed

    URBANA – In his first day on the job, new University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said Monday that he is optimistic state-budget cuts will no ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Kishwaukee College celebrates 2015 graduates

    MALTA – Kelly Finnigan, 27, wasn’t ready to go to college after she finished high school. But, after some encouragement from her fiancé, the DeKalb re ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • 'Unique' class of Sandwich High School graduates

    SANDWICH – High school seniors usually have a lot to handle before graduation: college decisions, finals and buying their cap and gown.
    May 17, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Indian Creek's top students speak at commencement

    SHABBONA – Ben Roberts stood on a riser as his 61 fellow classmates sang “Happy Birthday” to him. They had just taken a class picture for graduation d ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston seniors obtain 'blank slate' at graduation

    GENOA – Before Trevor Simmons gave his valedictorian speech to the Genoa-Kingston High School Class of 2015 Sunday, he tried to avoid reading what oth ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Sycamore High School gets crash course on drunken driving

    SYCAMORE – Paige Bjork learned some valuable lessons about drunk driving on prom night after she died in a car crash Thursday morning.
    May 14, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • North Grove students raise money for Fairdale, huskies

    SYCAMORE – Students at North Grove Elementary School raised money for Teacher Appreciation Week – but victims of the Fairdale tornado and furry Siberi ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • DeKalb athletic director expected to become principal at Huntley Middle School

    DeKALB – After Thomas Kim spent a year as athletic director at DeKalb High, DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Doug Moeller has asked him to ta ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Sycamore after-school program to end after June

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 will continue to host a program for at-risk teens at Sycamore Middle School through June that was originally s ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Local NIU graduates celebrate at commencement ceremony

    DeKALB – Kaitlyn King’s father told his daughter that he was as close as she needed, but as far away as she wanted as he dropped her off at her dorm h ...
    May 10, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Graduating Sycamore seniors revisit North Elementary School

    SYCAMORE – Malachi Oldham said he remembered being the little guy at North Elementary School, and the halls, desks and playground equipment looking so ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Sycamore students use puppets to model respect

    SYCAMORE – Fourth-graders at North Grove Elementary School welcomed some special guests Thursday – along with their Sycamore High School student “shad ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • New standardized tests bring technical challenges, concern

    WASHINGTON – Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.Standa ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:53 am
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