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  • Bully a classmate, pay a fine or do community service, new Sycamore police regulations say

    SYCAMORE – Bullies beware: A new city ordinance is in effect. At the request of the city’s school re ...
    April 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Group plans long-term aid for Fairdale

    DeKALB – As emergency responders and aid organizations withdraw, a new committee has been established to assist the families of Fairdale and surroundi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

    NEW YORK – Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."
    April 24, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    NEW YORK – When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen sai ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests

    SPRINGFIELD – As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a b ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:15 pm
  • What could McDonald's do to pull its business from slump?

    NEW YORK – When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.
    April 24, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

    WASHINGTON – The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's relianc ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Photos: Bears' Annen, Sutton help clean Fairdale

    Two Chicago Bears football players, Will Sutton and Blake Annen, pitched in their efforts in Fairdale on Friday, 15 days after a tornado struck the to ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Illinois budget cuts include $106 million less for Medicaid

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois nursing homes are at a loss for how they will deal with a roughly $65 million cut in state Medicaid funding made by Gov. Bruce ...
    April 25, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    NEW YORK – PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial s ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • KC’s Raynor named United Way Spirit of Caring recipient

    Carla Raynor, coordinator of the Family Literacy Program in Adult Education and Transition Programs at Kishwaukee College, has been selected as the re ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Smelser chosen for national orchestra

    Carnegie Hall has chosen Benjamin Smelser, a trombone player from DeKalb High School, to join 113 other young people from around the country in the Na ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Federated Church to hold spring thrift sale

    The Federated Church in Sycamore will hold its annual spring Thrift Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25.
    April 24, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Miguel brothers perform classics, jazz

    DeKalb natives Nick and Jeff Miguel will take the stage in musical performances on May 2 and 3 in Iowa City, Iowa.
    April 24, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • 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