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  • Sycamore officials 'pushing hard' for cleanup of fire-damaged Wendy's

    SYCAMORE – City officials are working with the property owner to remove the tattered plastic wrapped around the burnt shell of the former Wendy's rest ...
    May 5, 2015 - 4:33 pm
  • Somonauk Christian presents ‘Narnia’ tale

    Somonauk Christian School senior Shelby Ahlborg is the dreadful White Witch who masquerades as Queen in the school’s production of the C.S. Lewis’ cla ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Drive into Spring with Wet Weather Wisdom!

    Spring showers may bring May flowers, but rain is a common cause of crashes and can create chaos on the road for drivers.
    May 5, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Location of proposed sober house remains at issue with Sycamore City Council, DeKalb County

    SYCAMORE – The results of continued talks between city and county officials regarding plans for a proposed sober living facility in Sycamore left no o ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Sycamore roofer vows to fight $120K in OSHA fines

    SYCAMORE – A Sycamore roofing company owner facing more than $120,000 in proposed penalties for safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Oc ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Local mail carriers to collect food donations Saturday

    Mail carriers will collect nonperishable foods as they deliver mail along their usual routes Saturday in DeKalb, Malta, Sycamore and Cortland as a par ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Police in DeKalb County save first life with Narcan

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University police officer Jon Krengel felt relieved after he was able to revive a drug overdose victim during one of his re ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Government meetings May 4-7

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston District 424 seeks board member

    GENOA – Genoa-Kingston School District 424 is seeking candidates to fill an immediate vacancy on the school board. The person selected will be expecte ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Sycamore Park District forming committees

    SYCAMORE – The Park District is accepting applications for four citizen committees to help propel Action 2020 into the future, and two of the deadline ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Flames destroy garage in Malta amid thunderstorm

    MALTA – Eight fire departments responded to a garage fire Sunday afternoon that briefly shut down Route 38 in the middle of a thunderstorm.
    May 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • DeKalb City Council faces tough questions on University Village rezoning

    DeKALB – A Seattle company’s plan to buy and renovate University Village will force the DeKalb City Council to balance the immediate needs for health ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Books, bookshelves given to 50 Two Rivers Head Start preschool students

    DeKALB – Anthony Fabbri of Sycamore, 4, usually has to share his belongings with his two sisters.But ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • First Artigras event a colorful celebration of art, community

    DeKALB – With a top hat and a booming voice, Brian Sprague welcomed spectators to DeKalb’s first Artigras parade Saturday. 
    May 3, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Princess event held for children affected by April 9 tornado

    SYCAMORE – Brooklynn Johnson began her day Sunday seeing her family’s destroyed home in Fairdale for the first time Sunday morning.
    May 3, 2015 - 11:21 pm
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