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  • Photos: Poolapalooza

    DeKalb Park District celebrates 80 years. ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • DeKalb changes deal with building inspection contractor

    DeKALB – The company that conducts building inspections for the city will be paid on an hourly-fee schedule instead of a percentage-based scale from h ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • E-cigarette-only businesses to be discussed in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council on Monday will discuss amending local law to better regulate future businesses whose owners want to sell only ele ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Museum holds 'social' event of the year

    DeKALB – Against the backdrop of a beautiful, sunny day, the Ellwood House Museum hosted its annual community event Sunday: A combined art fair and ic ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Happy hour slow to catch on in DeKalb County

    Not every bar and pub owner in DeKalb County is ready to toast the return of happy hour.In mid-July, ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • DeKalb Park District to offer new programs, new playgrounds in 2015

    DeKALB – Children of all ages can look forward to new playgrounds and sports at the park district in the coming year, the district’s executive directo ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Video: Cardboard Boat Regatta at Hopkins Pool

    In this short video from Daily Chronicle reporter Brittany Keeperman, here are highlights from the Carboard Regatta held at Hopkins Pool in DeKalb.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • 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 ...
    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 ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:55 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
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