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  • Tourism spending expands for 5th year in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – A new hotel, touring entertainment and sporting events and even Jehovah’s Witnesses kept tourism dollars flowing in DeKalb County last year.
    June 2, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Demolition permit issued for fire-ravaged Wendy's building in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The city has issued a demolition permit to level the gutted Wendy’s restaurant at 439 E. State St. that was destroyed by fire in January, b ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner prepares closures, spending cuts if no budget OK'd

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans Tuesday to close state facilities and curtail spending on childcare and senior services if there's no ...
    June 2, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Fire causes $150,000 damage to DeKalb home

    DeKALB – A fire that caused $150,000 in damage to a DeKalb home Monday evening started because improper items were burned in the fireplace, fire offic ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Next up for Wal-Mart pay raises: department managers

    NEW YORK – Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Relatives of China boat passengers turn anger on government

    SHANGHAI – Huang Jing rushed to the office of the Shanghai Xiehe Tourism Agency as soon as he heard Tuesday morning about the sinking of a riverboat c ...
    June 2, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Panache Salon helps animals in need

    Panache Salon & Day Spa in Creston hosted a Help the Homeless (PETS) event May 9. TAILS Humane Society and Giant Canine Rescue Association of DeKalb C ...
    June 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 3M donates to United Way on behalf of volunteer

    3Mgives has donated $250 to Kishwaukee United Way in recognition of Tom Mallory’s commitment to the community. 
    June 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lehan Drugs helping wounded veterans

    Last year, Vietnam veteran and pharmacist Ron Stephens walked nearly 450 miles to help raise more than $90,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
    June 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Summer on deck in Sycamore

    It’s that time of year when sidewalks flock with strollers and picnic blankets drape our parks. The sun stays out long after dinner and outdoor patios ...
    June 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Mega Grande laundromat opens; plans to extend hours

    DeKALB – Following Mega Grande Laundromat’s grand opening May 22, owners have decided to extend the business’ hours to accommodate heavy customer traf ...
    June 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

    NEW YORK – Bruce Jenner's transition is complete."Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Many health insurers go big with initial 2016 rate requests

    Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Adults, kids race in ‘Answers for Emmett’ event

    BATAVIA – Jeremy Frazer didn’t mind the lower-than-normal temperatures Sunday as he ran along the Fox River as part of the “Answers for Emmett” event ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Avancer Homes to host hiring event in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Avancer Homes LLC, which operates group homes for adults with disabilities, is hosting a hiring event from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Goodwi ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:03 am
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