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  • Corn Boil draws crowd to Saturday's festival in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Jeff Birtell recalled to his granddaughter Saturday, the time he fed a hungry crowd from the back of a pickup truck at his first Corn Fest, t ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Shabbona Lion receives award

    Lion Tom Melton (center) recently received the Melvin Jones Fellowship from his fellow Shabbona Lions. The fellowship was based on Melton’s untiring d ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Beloved Community picnic set for Sunday

    The Beloved Community will host a picnic and other events Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at the park shelter and band shell in Hopkins Park in DeKalb, 140 ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • DeKalb County enterprise zone a long-term asset

    DeKALB – The enterprise zone designation DeKalb County secured earlier this month won’t immediately transform the area to a more bustling business hub ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • DeKalb commission approves request for new Chipotle patio

    DeKALB – When Chipotle opens a second restaurant in DeKalb later this year, patrons will be able to enjoy a burrito al fresco on the patio, but they’l ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Maple Park antique store is now a spiritual retreat

    MAPLE PARK – Josie Hopkins has transitioned from antiques to new age at her property along Route 38.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • NIU student facing sexual assault charges

    SYCAMORE – Bond was set at $100,000 Friday for a DeKalb man who police said held a woman against her will for 12 hours as he physically abused and sex ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Food and fun a-plenty: Corn Fest gets underway in downtown DeKalb

    DeKALB – Kennedy and Irish McCoy had wristbands Friday for an unlimited night of dips, drops, spins, twirls and flips at the opening day of Corn Fest.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Police investigate a pair of robberies at and near NIU

    DeKALB – Police are investigating a robbery that happened on Northern Illinois University’s DeKalb campus and another that was reported nearby the uni ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Photos: Corn Fest

    The weekend-long annual festival in downtown DeKalb kicked off on Friday. ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 29, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Tyler Elementary honors school officer Jose Jaques

    DeKALB – Tyler Elementary school honored school resource officer Jose Jaques with a surprise welcome assembly Friday.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS – Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region wher ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Malta man faces charges after Racine sex sting

    DeKALB – A Malta man arrested in a child sex sting remained in a Wisconsin jail Friday. Police say R ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Buddy Benches ready for new year

    Woodbury Elementary School thanks Mrs. Vick, ACE Hardware for donating paint, and the Woodbury Primary Parents Association for getting the Buddy Bench ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Student receives hospitality scholarship

    Carrie Burt of DeKalb was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Foundation.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
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