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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
  • 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
  • Photos: Corn Fest

    The weekend-long annual festival in downtown DeKalb kicked off on Friday. ...
    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
  • 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
  • DeKalb County unemployment rate falls to 5.4 percent

    DeKALB – The unemployment rate in DeKalb County fell to 5.4 percent in July, down from 6.7 percent during the same month last year, according to preli ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston community mourns death of student

    KINGSTON – Students and parents in the Genoa-Kingston School District 424 community are working to support each other after the death of a 14-year-old ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Dekalb County economic development officials say businesses, jobs to come with new enterprise zone designation

    DeKALB – Members of the regional planning commission of the DeKalb County Board got more details at Thursday’s meeting on the county’s new enterprise ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Kishwaukee College garden seeks recognition

    MALTA – Student gardeners at Kishwaukee College have learned a new kind of equation: flowers + geometry = a budding competition.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • District 428’s computer system, phones, down on second day of school

    DeKALB – District 428’s 12 schools experienced a technology blackout that extended into the school day Thursday. Learning wasn’t disrupted this time, ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:56 pm
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