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  • Area libraries, rec centers want to keep kids busy

    For youth, winter break is the time to relax and have fun while having time off from school.But pare ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Geneva resident John Gaines dies at 74

    GENEVA – John Gaines, 74, the husband of Geneva Chamber of Commerce President Jean Gaines, was identified as the man who was found dead Friday afterno ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • DeKalb Park Board to consider filling vacancy

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park Board of Commissioners will hold a special board meeting at noon Tuesday to discuss filling its vacant commissioner position.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • DeKalb leaders set goals for 2015

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents will have more say in policy decisions if city officials carry out their New Year’s resolutions.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Sycamore is one of last towns to still use penny parking meters

    SYCAMORE – Mike Stolarski didn’t need but a few minutes to grab a cup of coffee. But, being in a generous mood, he fed a parking meter enough for whoe ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Eric Olson: Awards in order after a good year

    Last year, I wrote that I was pretty sure 2014 would be better than 2013. Aside from the fact that i ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Sycamore teen critically injured in crash continuing recovery at home

    SYCAMORE – The past two months have been about small victories for Morgan Witmer. She focused on tas ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Malta, DeKalb churches share message of Christmas

    DeKalb – The voices of children and adults filled Malta United Methodist Church as they joined together in prayer at the Christmas Eve Family Candleli ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Bridges could open in spring

    KINGSTON – Drivers could have to wait several more months before the Five Points bridge over the Kishwaukee River in Kingston reopens.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Kish faculty planning information campaign

    Faculty at Kishwaukee College said they plan to hand out six-point fact sheets to shoppers at local stores during their current winter break, telling ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Man arrested after Kingston car accident

    DeKALB – A rollover accident in Kingston sent three people to Kishwaukee Hospital on Wednesday night, officials said.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Feed’em Soup provides Christmas Eve dinner

    DeKALB – In 2010, Joshua Akers saw a homeless man sitting on a bench near the DeKalb Post Office. With that came the realization that the economy was ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Donors contribute to help repair Holiday Light Train

    WATERMAN – Pete Robinson didn’t realize how much people treasured his Holiday Lights Train until vandals damaged the display. Now that he understands ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Vote for top local stories of 2014

    Each year, our staff selects the top local stories of the year, but we want to know your opinion on the year's top stories, too.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Goodfellows tradition continues, grows

    SYCAMORE – Christmas Eve wouldn’t feel the same for Alex Hueber-Walsh if she didn’t get up at 6:30 a.m. to drive around handing out presents.
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 11:12 pm
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