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  • DeKalb police come together for pancake breakfast

    DeKALB – DeKalb police Lt. Tracy Smith normally does paperwork in his office, but on Sunday, he was baking biscuits in the kitchen at the Knights of C ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • DeKalb Public Library hosts annual ‘SW Extravaganza’

    DeKALB – Children dressed as their favorite “Star Wars” character were whisked to a galaxy far, far away at the DeKalb Public Library’s third annual “ ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Kishwaukee student newspaper returns in digital form

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College’s student newspaper, The Kaleidoscope, is up and running again – which allowed reporter and first-year student Megan Schwal ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • DeKalb Kiwanis celebrates organization’s 100th anniversary

    DeKALB – When Jack Goodrich joined the DeKalb Kiwanis in 1972, the organization’s biggest project was to run the local haunted house for Halloween. Cu ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • DeKalb crime drops in most categories

    DeKALB – Violent crime hit a 10-year low in the city of DeKalb in 2014, according to data released this week by DeKalb Police.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • 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 - 11:36 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 - 12:22 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
  • Reader Poll

    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
    Yes, I feel safer
    No, I don't feel safer
    No, but never felt unsafe