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  • County unemployment rate falls to 4.6 percent in April

    DeKALB – The county’s unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent last month, down from 6.1 percent in April 2014, according to preliminary figures rele ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Scrap metal stolen from Fairdale tornado site

    FAIRDALE – Authorities are seeking information on scrap metal that was stolen from the small town recently ravaged by an EF 4 tornado.
    May 30, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Sycamore Fire Department nets $35K in FEMA support

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department has received a $35,620 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase 16 new sets of protectiv ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • $32 million DeKalb County Jail expansion plan moves forward

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County committee is preparing to move forward with plans for a $32 million project to expand the DeKalb County Jail with a funding ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Cops top Dunkin' Donuts for Special Olympics awareness

    DeKALB – John Barnett isn’t too fond of heights – which explains why he’s a Northern Illinois University police officer and not a firefighter.
    May 30, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Bill would change procurement rules for public universties, including NIU

    DeKALB – State Rep. Mark Batinick has filed a house bill that he said will allow Illinois public universities to save up to $100 million in annual cos ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Project Enable to provide bikes to DeKalb residents for free

    DeKALB – Greater access to bicycles might would help residents of University Village be more connected with the community, said Lisa Cummings, co-coac ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Breweries, wineries, distilleries could boost DeKalb County's economy

    DeKALB – Local breweries, wineries and distillers could be a tonic for DeKalb County's economy.Repre ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Area police take to the rooftops for Special Olympics awareness

    Police officers across the state, including DeKalb and Sycamore, will be hanging out atop area Dunkin’ Donuts today to raise awareness for Special Oly ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Chicago Road will be resurfaced this summer

    Chicago Road between Maplewood Road and Somonauk Road will undergo resurfacing from June 8 through June 30. 
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Former House Speaker Hastert charged with violating bank laws, lying to FBI

    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, a Republican who served as the U.S. representative from the 14th Congressional District for 20 years, was char ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Former Genoa-Kingston athlete, valedictorian Ethan Menges continues to fight from viral infection

    For Ethan Menges, hanging out with family and friends now means watching a movie from his hospital bed in Madison, Wisconsin.
    May 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • KishHealth in talks with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

    DeKALB – KishHealth System, DeKalb County’s largest private employer, is in talks with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare that could end with the local ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • DeKalb police, Axletree offer free bike skills education event

    DeKALB – On June 20, the DeKalb police and Axletree, a local bike advocacy group, will host a free bike education event for the public. 
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Huntley Middle School student broadens vocabulary, social circle at national spelling bee

    Nolan Bunger, the 12-year-old Huntley Middle School student representing DeKalb County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, spelled one word correct ...
    May 28, 2015 - 7:56 am
  • Reader Poll

    Should the city of DeKalb pay to install air conditioning at the Egyptian Theatre?