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  • DeKalb laundromat prepares to open; family fun center will wait

    DeKALB – Banks of washing machines and dryers at the South 4th Street Mega-Grande Laundromat will be ready for their first spins by April.
    March 4, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Sheriff's car involved in crash in Belvidere

    SYCAMORE – For the second time in less than a month, a DeKalb County Sheriff's vehicle transporting inmates has been involved in a traffic crash, Sher ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Lenten series continues at St. John

    Wednesday Evening Lenten services continue at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John (Missouri Synod) at 7 p.m. March 4.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb School District 428 raising price of school lunches as much as a quarter

    DeKALB – Students who pay for school lunches in DeKalb School District 428 will have to chip in up to a quarter more next school year.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Hy-Vee seeks contestants for chili cook-off

    SYCAMORE – Hy-Vee will hold its fourth annual Chili Cook-off at noon Sunday.Space is limited to the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Genoa Public Library plans soft opening of new building Monday

    GENOA – Some libraries are known for the musty smell of old books, but the new Genoa Public Library has a different fragrance: fresh paint, with a hin ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Sycamore brewpub forges ahead

    SYCAMORE – The city’s first brewery took a major step forward Tuesday after the city granted the owner a Class H liquor license, setting a possible op ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • DeKalb filling Kishwaukee River Bike Path gap

    Note to Readers: This story has been corrected to note that the Great Western Trail runs west from Sycamore to the Fox Valley.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Snow, wind causing newspaper delivery delays

    Due to overnight snow and high winds, many papers are blowing, and delivery may be delayed in your area.
    March 3, 2015 - 6:44 am
  • Sycamore students address forum on PARCC testing

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School junior Isabel Dobbel doesn’t think that scores on standardized tests define how well she’ll do after high school, but ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • State Rep. Tom Demmer named to task force on government consolidation

    State Rep. Tom Demmer has been named to a state task force that will study local government consolidation and unfunded mandates.
    March 3, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Hinckley voters can meet candidates April 1

    HINCKLEY – Voters will have an opportunity to meet candidates for Hinckley’s Village Board on April 1 at the Hinckley Community Building, 120 Maple St ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Cortland plans history event for Saturday

    CORTLAND – Blasts from the past will hit the town Saturday.From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., historical pho ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Maple Park's Society for Creative Anachronism immerses members in Middle Ages

    MAPLE PARK – Sir Seamus MacBain gripped his sword with hardened leather gauntlets before striking his opponent’s head with debilitating force.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Sycamore City Council denies permit for DeKalb County's sober living house

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council on Monday denied the county’s request for a special use permit to turn a residential property into an all-male so ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Reader Poll

    Are there easily accessible biking paths near your home?
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