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  • Special Olympics event generates nearly $6K

    SYCAMORE – Fifteen minutes into a benefit lunch at Texas Roadhouse in Sycamore, and already Mary Reynolds’ daughter had slipped away with a friend, an ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • NIU’s diversity officer to earn $185K

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s new chief diversity officer will earn a salary of $185,000 a year, along with several thousand more in an allo ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Officials find ‘nauseating’ smell, deteriorated conditions in downtown DeKalb building

    DeKALB – The smell is nauseating inside the vacant building at 112-118 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, and the structure has deteriorated beyon ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Fire crews fight Genoa pallet blaze

    GENOA – Workers at a Genoa-area pallet company were disposing of old pallets by burning them Friday afternoon when the wind picked up the embers and t ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Happy hour slow to catch on locally

    Not every bar and pub owner in DeKalb County is ready to toast the return of happy hour.In mid-July, ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Photos: Law enforcement Special Olympics fundraiser

    Special Olympics fundraiser was held at Texas Roadhouse in Sycamore hosted by the DeKalb Police Department, Sycamore Police Department, NIU Police, an ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Photos: Genoa Pallet Fire

    Fire crews from around DeKalb County respond to an out-of-control second-level box alarm fire when pallets burned too closely to the Cleary Pallet Sal ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Photos: DeKalb searches Otto's building downtown

    On Friday, the city of DeKalb brought in police, fire, construction consultants, building inspectors, and structural engineers to do a total assessmen ...
    July 31, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Firefighters battle blaze at Genoa pallet business

    GENOA – A fire started by workers outside a Genoa pallet business Friday afternoon was carried by the wind and soon got out of control, requiring fire ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Hinckley church sets barbecue supper

    The public is invited to the annual Bar-B-Q Pork Roast and Sweet Corn Boil Supper on Aug. 8, hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • FUMC welcomes new pastors

    On behalf of the congregation at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb, Tim Paquette presents welcoming gifts to the church’s new pastors. Senior Pa ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Valley West volunteers recognized for service

    At the Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon, held on May 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk, volunteers were re ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • New law gives veterans preference in private hiring

    DeKALB – Illinois veterans could get a boost with their job search now that private sector employers can legally give them preference when hiring.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Local youth cook up healthy meals at Kishwaukee Hospital camp

    DeKALB – Noelle Simone didn’t just learn how to cook healthy food choices this week – she learned how to do it safely.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Spare parts arrive in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Brian Gregory and Giovanni Serra drove about 145 miles round-trip to Joliet on Thursday, but it will pay off it spades.
    July 31, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you want to happen to the vacant building at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb?
    Rehab it
    Knock it down and build new
    Whatever brings new business there quickest