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  • International students help broaden perspective at NIU

    DeKALB – Oleg Grachev said he was able to break a lot of stereotypes about the U.S. since he came to study from Russia three years ago via a U.S. Depa ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Sycamore City Council approves $56.7 million budget

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council approved a $56.7 million budget Monday for fiscal 2016 that is remarkable for what it doesn’t include: new taxes.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Sycamore man charged after attack on family member

    SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man who police say called them to tell them he had beaten up his stepfather remained in DeKalb County jail Tuesday.
    April 21, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

    WASHINGTON – Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Human trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote

    WASHINGTON – Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Bar ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • H-BR sets Kindergarten Round-up

    Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Round-Up from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.
    April 21, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Money Smart Week kicks off

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting to help Kishwaukee United Way kick off their largest financial literacy programming effort – Mo ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Hy-Vee donates to Sycamore Sports Boosters

    Hy-Vee in Sycamore recently donated $500 to the Sycamore Sports Boosters annual fundraiser "For the Love of the Game," which is scheduled this weekend ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

    NEW YORK – McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't e ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Jon Stewart sets Aug. 6 as 'Daily Show' last show

    NEW YORK – Jon Stewart says Aug. 6 will be his last night hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
    April 21, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Jeb Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking t ...
    April 21, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • Route 72 through Fairdale reopens

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has reopened Route 72 throughout DeKalb County and the community of Fairdale, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Sc ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • April 21 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Low-level drug offenders to avoid jail

    CHICAGO – Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and aro ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas

    CANTRALL – A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this month is raising questions about how best to warn rural ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
    Yes, I feel safer
    No, I don't feel safer
    No, but never felt unsafe