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  • Ideal Industries OK’d for heavy manufacturing in new Sycamore location

    SYCAMORE – Ideal Industries is taking steps to ensure its new facility at the Sycamore Prairie Business Park area is respectful to its neighbors.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Income inequality a public health issue in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – The gap between DeKalb County’s rich and poor is having a negative effect on the health of residents, according to area officials and public ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Notice sent to Gwendolyn Brooks parents over aggravated battery arrest

    DeKALB – A DeKalb man was charged with aggravated battery and reckless driving for allegedly hitting a woman with a car and battering her about 6 a.m. ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Roman concedes 7th Ward race to incumbent O'Leary

    DeKALB – Behind by a single vote, challenger Craig Roman conceded the 7th Ward race Friday to incumbent DeKalb City Council Alderwoman Monica O’Leary.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Bully a classmate, pay a fine or do community service, new Sycamore police regulations say

    SYCAMORE – Bullies beware: A new city ordinance is in effect. At the request of the city’s school re ...
    April 25, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Group plans long-term aid for Fairdale

    DeKALB – As emergency responders and aid organizations withdraw, a new committee has been established to assist the families of Fairdale and surroundi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • 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
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