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  • Hiawatha's latest graduates have united, persevered

    KIRKLAND – Jay Watson couldn’t be happier or more proud to be walking with his classmates Friday night as they received their diplomas from Hiawatha H ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Fire destroys tractor near Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK – A John Deere tractor was destroyed after the Maple Park Fire Department said it caught on fire Friday afternoon.
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • DeKalb mulls $13.1M water project

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents should prepare to start paying more for the water they use – anywhere from 4 percent to 8.5 percent more.
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Police: Man charged with DUI after Sandwich crash

    SANDWICH – A Romeoville man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police said he crashed into a house in Sandwich shortly afte ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • DeKalb city clerk resigns

    DeKALB – No one, it seems, wants to serve as DeKalb’s city clerk.Just weeks after being appointed ci ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • D-426 board to interview superintendent candidates

    KIRKLAND – The Hiawatha School District 426 Board will conduct interim superintendent interviews in closed session at committee meetings at 5:30 p.m. ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Railroad crossing work to close part of Route 32

    DeKALB – The Illinois Route 23 Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing south of DeKalb will be closed June 1, according to a news release from the Illin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Eric Olson: Keynote speaker knows a soldier's life

    Bruce Vander Volk carries himself like a man who has been a leader for decades.At 70, he has an erec ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • In remembrance: Genoa parade changes focus to true meaning of Memorial Day

    GENOA – When Genoa-Kingston High School band director Tom Rucker asked the 70 students in his band, “What is the first thing you think of when you thi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • YMCA Community Awards Dinner speaker Sean Swarner uses his story to inspire others

    DeKALB – After Ohio native Sean Swarner survived cancer, he decided to climb Mount Everest. Since then, he has been saying there’s hope everywhere and ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Boy Scout food booth to aid tornado victims

    Boy Scout Troop 33 will host a food booth fundraiser to benefit Fairdale tornado survivors Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at R.P. Lumber in DeKalb, 1 ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • State police to use safety checks, roving patrols over holiday weekend

    A projected 33 million drivers will be on the roadways nationwide over the holiday week, the most in 10 years, according to the American Automobile As ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • DeKalb Park District Board, ComEd talk tree and power line maintenance

    DeKALB – A new ComEd representative met Thursday with the DeKalb Park District Board to discuss best practices going forward with power line and tree ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Huntley-based U.S. Postal Service mail carriers mourn former Union man slain in Genoa

    HUNTLEY – Huntley-based mail carriers delivered a special salute to a fallen colleague Thursday. A f ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • County home prices up as inventory slump continues

    DeKALB – With fewer properties on the market, homes prices increased last month.Home sales in DeKalb ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
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