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  • Somonauk graduates set ‘new benchmark’

    SOMONAUK – This Memorial Day weekend, Ricky Benitez is looking forward to more than a holiday barbecue.
    May 24, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Area middle school spelling champ prepares for national bee

    DeKALB – As DeKalb County Spelling Bee winner Nolan Bunger prepares to compete in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, his friends, famil ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Fairview Cemetery rededicates historic mausoleum

    FAIRVIEW – It was 100 years to the date on Saturday of the original dedication of Fairview Cemetery’s mausoleum, and the cemetery held a rededication ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Feed’em Soup to run DeKalb Park District concessions

    DeKALB – Last season, the DeKalb Park District lost money on concessions.This year, the district pla ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • H-BR grads reflect on last four years

    Hinckley-Big Rock High School student council president Taylor Prellberg welcomed the Class of 2015 during her speech by bringing out a selfie stick a ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Tight-knit Sycamore graduates look to future

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School graduate Stephannie Baccay still remembers going to sixth grade for the first time and feeling nervous before meeting ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • DeKalb County under tornado watch until 1 a.m.

    DeKALB – The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for several northern Illinois counties including DeKalb.
    May 24, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • DeKalb man struck by train, killed

    DeKALB - A DeKalb man was struck by a train and killed Sunday morning. Matthew T. Halverson, 50, who ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Two sent to hospital after Waterman collision

    WATERMAN - Two people were taken to the hospital after a collision shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Route 23 and Chicago Road in ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Hiawatha's latest graduates have united, persevered

    KIRKLAND – Jay Watson couldn’t be happier or more proud to be walking with his classmates Friday night as they received their diplomas from Hiawatha H ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Fire destroys tractor near Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK – A John Deere tractor was destroyed after the Maple Park Fire Department said it caught on fire Friday afternoon.
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • DeKalb mulls $13.1M water project

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents should prepare to start paying more for the water they use – anywhere from 4 percent to 8.5 percent more.
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Police: Man charged with DUI after Sandwich crash

    SANDWICH – A Romeoville man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police said he crashed into a house in Sandwich shortly afte ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • DeKalb city clerk resigns

    DeKALB – No one, it seems, wants to serve as DeKalb’s city clerk.Just weeks after being appointed ci ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • D-426 board to interview superintendent candidates

    KIRKLAND – The Hiawatha School District 426 Board will conduct interim superintendent interviews in closed session at committee meetings at 5:30 p.m. ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
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