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  • Photos: Bears' Annen, Sutton help clean Fairdale

    Two Chicago Bears football players, Will Sutton and Blake Annen, pitched in their efforts in Fairdale on Friday, 15 days after a tornado struck the to ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Police association to host pancake breakfast

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Benevolent and Protective Association is inviting community members to its annual pancake breakfast Sunday.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent last month, down from 7.8 percent during March 2014, according to preliminary figure ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Lawyer: NIU hazing defendants won't face jail time

    SYCAMORE – Five former members of Northern Illinois University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity facing felony hazing charges in connection with the acciden ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Chicago Bears to assist in tornado recovery efforts in Fairdale

    The Bears announced that the team will make a $100,000 donation to the United Way of Rock River Valley to assist in recovery efforts for those affecte ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Election results: Davis, Smith join DeKalb School District 428 board; O'Leary keeps one-vote lead in DeKalb's 7th Ward

    SYCAMORE – Write-in candidates Fred Davis Jr. and Rick Smith emerged Thursday as the final two winners in the seven-way race for seats on DeKalb-based ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • DeKalb County health officials warn to watch for dog flu

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Health Department is encouraging anyone whose dog is exhibiting symptoms of canine influenza to contact a veterinarian.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Design OK'd for expansion of Sycamore Park District’s Airport Road sports complex

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Park Board members have approved a design for a sports complex expansion that includes more and better parking and moving its socc ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • DeKalb County home sales increase 15 percent in March

    DeKALB – Home sales in DeKalb County increased 15 percent in March, but it took the houses longer to sell and they fetched lower prices.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Federal, state dollars unlikely after Fairdale tornado

    DeKALB – The road to recovery in Fairdale will be paved with local dollars.DeKalb County and local m ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • DeKalb mother jailed after hitting daughter with belt

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb woman remained in custody Wednesday after police say she beat her child with a leather belt.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Northern Illinois students celebrate NIU Cares Day

    DeKALB – Instead of spending her Saturday morning sleeping in, Northern Illinois University junior Bernadette Chatman woke up early to help save the E ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • International students help broaden perspective at NIU

    DeKALB – Oleg Grachev said he was able to break a lot of stereotypes about the U.S. since he came to study from Russia three years ago via a U.S. Depa ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Sycamore City Council approves $56.7 million budget

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council approved a $56.7 million budget Monday for fiscal 2016 that is remarkable for what it doesn’t include: new taxes.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Route 72 through Fairdale reopens

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has reopened Route 72 throughout DeKalb County and the community of Fairdale, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Sc ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should scientists use DNA to bring back extinct animals, such as the woolly mammoth