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  • Youth listen to 'War of Worlds' in Sycamore, ponder story in today’s world

    The broadcast of H.G. Wells’ "The War of the Worlds" as a radio play in 1938 sounds like a real news report, with bulletins interrupting classical mus ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Resource Bank offers service scholarships

    DeKALB – Applications are being accepted for the Resource Bank Centennial Service Award. Each year $10,000 is made available through scholarships to g ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Writers to appear on WGN radio Sunday

    Sycamore writer Dirk Johnson will appear on WGN radio, AM-720, at 9:30 p.m. Sunday with his co-author, Robert Owen Carr, to talk about their new book, ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Sycamore High School registration night nears

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School will host a registration night Monday for incoming freshman students and their parents.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Marcia Sweigert appointed interim DeKalb city clerk; City Council to vote Monday

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council will vote Monday on Mayor John Rey’s appointment of Marcia Sweigert as the interim city clerk.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • NIU plans town-hall meetings

    DeKALB – In an effort to educate students, staff and faculty about some of Northern Illinois University’s key issues, NIU President Doug Baker and Exe ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Asbestos found in 19 properties at Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park

    SYCAMORE – Nineteen homes at Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park tested positive for asbestos, but that hasn’t affected plans to demolish the area by t ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Pleasant Street neighborhood in DeKalb must attract new manufacturers

    DeKALB – In 45 years on Pleasant Street in DeKalb, Richard Lynch has seen his share of change, including the loss of businesses that used to be his ne ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Businesses recognized at DeKalb Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

    DeKALB – It was awards night Thursday, and hundreds turned out in their evening best, eager to see who would walk away with the accolades.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Cheaper gas, lower income tax leading to fatter wallets, more spending

    SYCAMORE – In the past few weeks, Gabriela Careajal has gone from barely being able to afford to drive to dishing out money at restaurants.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • National FBI training helps expand officer’s knowledge

    DeKALB – After serving in the DeKalb Police Department for 20 years, Lt. Bob Redel thought there wasn’t much he could learn about his field.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Art show and wine tasting tickets available

    Tickets are available for the DeKalb County Animal Welfare League’s annual art show and wine tasting.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Scholarships based on sustainability offered

    The Midwest Renewable Energy Association will offer scholarships from the Steve Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Woman, dogs escape Kirkland house fire

    KIRKLAND – A woman and her six dogs were able to escape a late-night fire that caused heavy damage ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Future holds more deficits for D-428

    DeKALB – DeKalb District 428 school board members had a handful of questions for the financial consultant who showed them what the next five years wil ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:16 am
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