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  • Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South

    ATLANTA – When U.S. Forest Ranger Jody Bandy confronted the man in the Pisgah National Forest, he said he’d been at the nearby wildfire and “couldn’t ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • U.S. government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Another year of financial uncertainty looms for Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Homeless shelters in Illinois and low-income college students who rely on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty a ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • State wire briefs

    U of Illinois chancellor reviews emergency plansURBANA – University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jo ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Ellwood House Museum in DeKalb hosts Holiday Open House

    As a child growing up in Sycamore, Karen Erlandson visited the Ellwood House Museum every December with her family for the museum’s Holiday Traditions ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Field artillery unit in Sycamore bids farewell to Capt. Ryan Colmone

    SYCAMORE – For the past 13 months, Capt. Ryan Colmone has led the battery stationed at the National Guard armory in Sycamore. On Saturday morning, the ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • DeKalb County snow photos: Dec. 4

    Check out our photo gallery of reader-submitted snow photos from the Dec. 4 snow storm in DeKalb County
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:17 pm
  • Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dako ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Troop 16 participates in Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

    Boy Scout Troop 16, chartered by Federated Church in Sycamore, participated in the annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Troop 2810 sponsors Webelos campout

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, chartered out of Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore, recently sponsored a campout at Russell Woods in Genoa for local Webelos. Th ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Mina Johnson honored for 10,000 hours of service

    Mina Johnson, volunteer at Kishwaukee Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, was honored recently for achieving more than 10,000 hours of service.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • IN UNIFORM

    Kraft joins U.S. ArmyAaron Kraft has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Enlistment Prog ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • This year, consider giving the gift that pays it forward

    With the shopping season in full swing, now is the time that many of us ask “What do you buy the person who has everything?” Consider making a donatio ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Dec. 3 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 ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Information sought on Sycamore car burglaries

    SYCAMORE – Police are asking the public for information about a series of car burglaries that occurred between Nov. 16 and 21 in Sycamore.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:15 am
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