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  • NIU students researching effects of lowering bar-entry age

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University Student Association members are pressing on in their efforts to lower the entry age at bars in DeKalb from 21 to ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Treasurer accepting tax deferral applications

    SYCAMORE – The Tax Deferral Program for senior citizens seeking property tax relief has begun its application period, DeKalb County Treasurer Christin ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Teacher raising money for ‘Selma’ film trip

    DeKALB – Clinton Rosette Middle School teacher Treveda Redmond is raising money to take students to see “Selma,” the movie that depicts Martin Luther ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • DeKalb, Sycamore face off in annual Castle Challenge, raise $59K

    DeKALB – School pride was sprinkled all over Tanner Watkins on Friday night – particularly his face.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • DeKalb County unemployment dropped through 2014

    DeKalb County’s unemployment rate fell consistently for most of 2014, ending the year at 4.9 percent, more than 3 percentage points lower than the Jan ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Kirkland police plan DUI enforcement

    KIRKLAND – The Kirkland Police Department plans to conduct special patrols to crack down on drunken drivers and seat belt violations throughout Super ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • St. Mary's students celebrate teachers for Catholic Schools Week

    SYCAMORE – Kindergarten teacher Carol Nanfria was there to listen when 6-year-old student Sam Eich wanted to tell her about his new glasses.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • CEO Tim Suter named outstanding citizen by Sycamore Chamber of Commerce

    SYCAMORE – Heidi Wright told a room of 361 people Thursday how The Suter Company President and CEO Tim Suter interviewed her for her job 14 years ago ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Scrutiny coming to NIU program catalog

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University officials are reviewing scores of programs as the university continues to grapple with declining enrollment and ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • GE workers bid farewell as plant closes

    DeKALB – Jim Cradduck pushed a rusty tool cart out of the DeKalb General Electric plant Thursday morning, knowing no one would care about the tools in ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Genoa pushing for Amtrak project change

    GENOA – Genoa Mayor Mark Vicary hopes persistence will convince state leaders to change plans for an Amtrak passenger rail service so a stop is built ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Squires to join administration at Northern Illinois University

    DeKALB – Catherine Squires will return to her alma mater as the vice president of university advancement at Northern Illinois University.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • New measures at local schools target intruders, sex offenders

    Visitor sign-in sheets and manual calls to police are out of vogue in some area school districts, as officials look for more efficient ways to keep st ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • D-425 to discuss building projects

    SHABBONA – Residents can learn more about proposed school building projects during two community meetings hosted tonight by the Indian Creek School Di ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • TAILS Humane Society dogs to get indoor exercise area

    DeKALB – Elizabeth Johnesee walked Stitch, a mixed Australian cattle dog, along Barber Greene Road as chilly air nipped at her face and the dog jumped ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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