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  • DeKalb patrol officer died over the weekend

    DEKALB – Patrol officer Thomas Reilly died in his home Saturday morning, DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said at a city council meeting Monday. 
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • July 28 police reports

    DeKalb cityTravis Y. Butler, 31, of the 700 block of North 12th Street, DeKalb, was charged Saturday ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Fatal car crashes in 2015 same as last calendar year in DeKalb County

    SYCAMORE – It’s only July, but there have been as many car accidents and traffic deaths in DeKalb County this year as there were in all of 2014, DeKal ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • 3M expansion project cleared to start

    DeKALB – 3M can move dirt and begin working toward its expansion project by Saturday, after City Council members unanimously approved the initial plat ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Reward offered to find lost NIU research turtle

    A cash reward is now being offered for finding the Blanding’s turtle that was being tracked by Northern Illinois University and the Forest Preserve Co ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Community talks continue on NIU campus

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb is wrapping up its community input events, part of devising its 10-year economic and development makeover plan. Residents ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • Sycamore family ponders future after loss of 19th-century barn

    SYCAMORE – Keith Elliott used to look at his Old State Road farm property every morning and see the red barn that had been passed down for five genera ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Photos: Lego Building at DeKalb Library

    The Rockford Discovery Center Museum taught a lego gears program at the DeKalb Public Library on Monday, July 27, 2015.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Government meetings July 26-30

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • County clerk’s office sending out voter cards

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Clerk’s Office is sending out new voter information cards to voters who will have a new precinct number and/or polling pl ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • State of the City address to be held in DeKalb

    DeKALB – The mayor will deliver a State of the City presentation Monday at the DeKalb City Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting. 
    July 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Dem hopeful plans virtual stop in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will make a virtual campaign stop in DeKalb on Wednesday. The Vermont senator, making his Whit ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Beloved Community dinner set for Sunday

    The sixth Beloved Community Potluck Dinner will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Center for Black Studies, 621 W. Lincoln Highway. ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Comfort shoes, insoles donated to Fairdale victims

    FAIRDALE – Although Carole Poplin’s home was still standing after the April 9 tornado, it was uninhabitable, and she lost a lot of important everyday ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Downtown Sycamore hosts annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Turning Back Time Car Show

    SYCAMORE – Steven Smith has had his 1969 Camaro for about 10 years, and almost every one of those years he’s cruised it into downtown for the annual F ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:44 am
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