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  • DeKalb Park District celebrates 80th anniversary with special activities

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a variety of special events Friday through Tuesday. 
    July 28, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Sycamore registration begins next week

    SYCAMORE – Express registration for Sycamore High School will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5 in the main gym at the school, 427 Spartan Trai ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics to close DeKalb store by Nov. 5

    DeKALB – After 40 years in the city, Jo-Ann Fabrics plans to close its DeKalb location by Nov. 5.Kri ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Kishwaukee Hopsital to host Latch On breast-feeding event

    DeKALB – Kishwaukee Hospital’s Breastfeeding Center will host a Latch On event Saturday. “Latch-on i ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 tax abatement talks continue

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore School District 427 Board has looked over the preliminary draft of its plan for tax abatement restructuring.
    July 28, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Informal and formal milk sharing options available in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Geness Juraska is happy to share what she doesn’t need with other mothers, including her extra breast milk.
    July 28, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Greyhound service comes to NIU

    DeKALB – Students attending Northern Illinois University this fall will have another option for traveling to the university from Chicago and from poin ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • DeKalb patrol officer died over the weekend

    DEKALB – Patrol officer Thomas Reilly died in his home Saturday morning, DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said at a city council meeting Monday. 
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • July 28 police reports

    DeKalb cityTravis Y. Butler, 31, of the 700 block of North 12th Street, DeKalb, was charged Saturday ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Fatal car crashes in 2015 same as last calendar year in DeKalb County

    SYCAMORE – It’s only July, but there have been as many car accidents and traffic deaths in DeKalb County this year as there were in all of 2014, DeKal ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • 3M expansion project cleared to start

    DeKALB – 3M can move dirt and begin working toward its expansion project by Saturday, after City Council members unanimously approved the initial plat ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Reward offered to find lost NIU research turtle

    A cash reward is now being offered for finding the Blanding’s turtle that was being tracked by Northern Illinois University and the Forest Preserve Co ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Community talks continue on NIU campus

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb is wrapping up its community input events, part of devising its 10-year economic and development makeover plan. Residents ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • Sycamore family ponders future after loss of 19th-century barn

    SYCAMORE – Keith Elliott used to look at his Old State Road farm property every morning and see the red barn that had been passed down for five genera ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Photos: Lego Building at DeKalb Library

    The Rockford Discovery Center Museum taught a lego gears program at the DeKalb Public Library on Monday, July 27, 2015.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:11 pm
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