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  • Residents experience the past during Genoa's Pioneer Day

    – Pioneer Day in Genoa gave families today a taste of life more than a century ago. For the Bottcher family, who took a horse-drawn stage coach ride, ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Face Time with Karen Samonds

    For the next few weeks, Karen Samonds will sit among bins of bubble-wrapped and duct taped fossils stacked tall and scattered across her lab table in ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Police: Robbery near NIU campus didn't happen

    DeKALB – A man who told police he was jumped by three men who stole his wallet and phone made it up, DeKalb police said.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • DeKalb City Council to consider $173K project for Stage Coach Players

    DeKALB – The Stage Coach Players are looking to improve their theater building and have asked the city for help. 
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Rain held off as scores came out for Corn Fest

    DeKALB – Jeff Birtell recalled to his granddaughter Saturday his first Corn Fest, where he fed a hungry crowd from the back of a pickup truck during t ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Shabbona Lion receives award

    Lion Tom Melton (center) recently received the Melvin Jones Fellowship from his fellow Shabbona Lions. The fellowship was based on Melton’s untiring d ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Beloved Community picnic set for Sunday

    The Beloved Community will host a picnic and other events Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at the park shelter and band shell in Hopkins Park in DeKalb, 140 ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • DeKalb County enterprise zone a long-term asset

    DeKALB – The enterprise zone designation DeKalb County secured earlier this month won’t immediately transform the area to a more bustling business hub ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • DeKalb commission approves request for new Chipotle patio

    DeKALB – When Chipotle opens a second restaurant in DeKalb later this year, patrons will be able to enjoy a burrito al fresco on the patio, but they’l ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Maple Park antique store is now a spiritual retreat

    MAPLE PARK – Josie Hopkins has transitioned from antiques to new age at her property along Route 38.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Food and fun a-plenty: Corn Fest gets underway in downtown DeKalb

    DeKALB – Kennedy and Irish McCoy had wristbands Friday for an unlimited night of dips, drops, spins, twirls and flips at the opening day of Corn Fest.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Photos: Corn Fest

    The weekend-long annual festival in downtown DeKalb kicked off on Friday. ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Tyler Elementary honors school officer Jose Jaques

    DeKALB – Tyler Elementary school honored school resource officer Jose Jaques with a surprise welcome assembly Friday.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Buddy Benches ready for new year

    Woodbury Elementary School thanks Mrs. Vick, ACE Hardware for donating paint, and the Woodbury Primary Parents Association for getting the Buddy Bench ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb County unemployment rate falls to 5.4 percent

    DeKALB – The unemployment rate in DeKalb County fell to 5.4 percent in July, down from 6.7 percent during the same month last year, according to preli ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think the city of DeKalb should use TIF money for Stage Coach Theatre repairs?