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  • 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

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb could complete one of the missing links in the area’s bike path network with a project expected to cost nearly $1.4 millio ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • 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
  • Reader Poll

    Are there easily accessible biking paths near your home?
    Yes, and I use them
    Yes, but I rarely use them
    No