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  • 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
  • DeKalb police use Pearl Street homes for training

    DeKALB – Loud bangs rang out on DeKalb's Pearl Street on Monday as officers from throughout DeKalb County practiced storming into vacant houses.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Face Time With ... Lynden Bute

    Snow sculptor Lynden Bute of Sycamore has been creating snow sculptures for almost 50 years and has competed in several state and national competition ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • DeKalb County food, shelter programs get extra $62.5K in funding

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County will receive $62,573 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • D-428 plans kindergarten registration

    DeKALB – District 428 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 8 and April 9 at all of the distric ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Sycamore man’s book inspired by Southeast School

    SYCAMORE – Wayne Roe’s first published book, “Franky the Son of Frankensteen Goes to School,” is based off his own experiences at Southeast Elementary ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • KishHealth System's physician group branch triples after DeKalb Clinic purchase now official

    DeKALB – The size of the KishHealth System’s physician group branch tripled Sunday as the health system’s purchase of the DeKalb Clinic became officia ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Sycamore City Council to vote on sober house plan

    SYCAMORE – Today could bring some closure on whether a plan to turn a house into an all-male sober living home will go forward.
    March 1, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Safe Passage hosts 'An Evening of Chocolate' fundraiser

    Imagine what domestic violence looks like through the eyes of a child.Kirkland Mayor Les Bellah chal ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Is local government consolidation important for Illinois?
    Yes, it should be a top priority
    Yes, but other issues are more critical
    No, our system works fine