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  • Dustbin fire damages DeKalb shop

    DeKALB – A fire that started in a dustbin at Premium Wood Products in DeKalb around 1 a.m. Friday caused $150,000 in damage, authorities said.
    NEW: Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Waterman holiday train vandalized

    WATERMAN – When Pete Robinson first discovered the damage that vandals had done, he had to stop and think whether to continue to operate the Holiday L ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • DeKalb releases holiday trash pickup schedule

    DeKALB – Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day, city officials said. People whose refuse ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Sycamore fire engine restoration reaches milestone

    SYCAMORE – Restoration of the first fire engine owned by the Sycamore Fire Department entered a new stage Thursday.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Cortland teen moved to Peoria hospital after crash

    MALTA – Friends and coworkers are trying to help Sarah Elliott, the Cortland teenager who remains in critical condition after a rollover crash that ha ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Salvation Army, Toys for Tots team up to provide toys to needy

    DeKALB – The doors were wide open Wednesday at The Salvation Army Community Center in DeKalb, as people were in and out picking up donated toys and cl ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • TAILS Humane Society’s new leaders embrace roles

    DeKALB – With a new executive director and several new employees among the changes in 2014, it’s been an eventful year for TAILS Humane Society.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Negotiations hit snag for Kishwaukee teachers, board

    MALTA – Months of negotiations between Kishwaukee College administration and the school’s faculty union appear to have hit a wall, pushing teachers cl ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • DeKalb County Board to explore jail options

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County officials want 2015 to be the year they devise a solution for expanding the county jail.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Chicago man arrested on charges of unlawful possession of ammunition

    DeKALB – A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday morning after DeKalb County Sheriff’s police found handguns and ammunition at his DeKalb storage unit.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Morgan Witmer fundraiser set for Thursday

    DeKALB – A fundraiser for Sycamore teen Morgan Witmer, who was seriously injured in a car crash last month, will start at 6 p.m. Thursday at O’Leary’s ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Cortland teen in critical condition after crash

    MALTA – A 17-year-old Cortland girl was in critical condition at St. Anthony Medical Center on Wednesday after the car she was a passenger in rolled s ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • NIU’s Douglas Hall demolition underway

    DeKALB – You can watch the methodical deconstruction of Northern Illinois University’s Douglas Hall from the comfort of home.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 Board approves tax levy

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 Board unanimously approved a $52.5 million tax levy Tuesday.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Photos: Demolition of Douglas Hall

    Images of the demolition of the southwest wing. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 6:31 pm
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