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  • Pritchard honored by park districts

    State Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, was one of four individuals named "Legislator of the Year" during the Illinois Association of Park Districts con ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Lions hosts Genoa-Kingston Spelling Bee

    The Genoa Lions invited the 12 finalists in the district spelling bee to dinner Jan. 20 at the Masonic Temple in Genoa.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore FFA members attend leadership conference

    Several Sycamore FFA students and the two Sycamore ag teachers attended the annual 212° Leadership Conference on Jan. 29-30 in Schaumburg.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Cortland woman, DeKalb woman arrested in drug investigation

    DeKALB – Two women face criminal charges after police found more than 150 Xanax pills in one woman’s boot during a drug investigation.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • DeKalb High School band to perform in Dublin’s 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    DeKALB – The Marching Barbs have been invited to perform in front of half a million people at the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Urgent call for action issued at NIU budget stalemate rally

    DeKALB – Without a state budget, the fiscal bloodletting continues for social services, state colleges and universities, and Northern Illinois Univers ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Smoldering brush leads to roof fire in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK – A burn pile of yard waste that blew embers onto the roof of a dilapidated building led to a roof fire at a barn at 15795 Hinckley Road in ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • The Art Box hosts 'Prelude to Spring' watercolors exhibition

    “Prelude to Spring,” an exhibition of watercolors by local artist Susan Edwards will be on display from Feb. 15 through March 10 at The Art Box, 308 E ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore School District 427 to host public hearing on layoffs

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 will host a public hearing Feb. 23 to discuss a proposal that would mean laying off 56 positions throughout th ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • NIU to host rally for state budget today

    DeKALB – The public is welcome at a Unity Rally for a State Budget to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Northern Illinois University’s Barsema Alumni and ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • NIU Chinese Music Ensemble rings in Year of the Monkey

    DeKALB – Library patrons got a glimpse of the Chinese – or Lunar – New Year on Wednesday as Northern Illinois University’s Chinese Music Ensemble cele ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 hears proposal including districtwide layoffs

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 board members on Tuesday considered a proposal to eliminate 56 positions districtwide.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Frank O'Barski, DeKalb County Board member, dies

    ERIC R. OLSON eolson@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Frank O’Barski, who was twice elected to the DeKalb Cou ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Kishwaukee College budget plan calls for layoffs

    Note to readers: This story has been corrected to reflect that the college's expected deficit includes an anticipated 50 percent reduction in state ai ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 6:33 pm
  • Autopsy results await toxicology reports after death at DeKalb County Jail

    SYCAMORE – An autopsy was conducted Tuesday on a DeKalb County Jail inmate who died Monday after drinking jailhouse booze, but a cause of death has ye ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:25 pm
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