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  • NIU Cares Day helps local community

    DeKalb resident Alberta Dequin, 85, thinks college students often get a “bad rap.” So the Northern Illinois University alum is thrilled about NIU Care ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Deep roots help keep families connected to Fairdale

    FAIRDALE – Dewey Barnes used to step outside his West Street home in the morning and be greeted by the sights and sounds of his close-knit Fairdale co ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • University Village zoning decision looms

    DeKALB – A renovation proposal for University Village leaves DeKalb officials with a choice: Do they want the densely populated complex to get upgrade ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Civil War encampment teaches history with re-enactment

    SANDWICH – For the past two weeks, Shreay Patel, 9, and his third-grade class at Prairie View Elementary School in Sandwich, have been learning about ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • NIU to host events for Money Smart Week

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s Center for Economic Education will host free programs this week.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Kirkland Lions Club spaghetti supper postponed

    KIRKLAND – The Kirkland Lions Club spaghetti supper scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of ongoing tornado relief efforts.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • 84 Lumber Co. facility in Genoa to be used to store donations after Fairdale tornado

    GENOA – 84 Lumber Co. has donated use of a vacant building and property at Route 23 and Derby Line Road in Genoa to help with ongoing tornado relief e ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Lecture on food identity offered at NIU

    DeKALB – Rebecca Tuvel will deliver an Earth Day lecture titled “Food, Identity, and Politics: Lessons in Eating Green” at 5 p.m. Sunday. The lecture ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Gov. Rauner visits Fairdale, meets with residents, volunteers

    FAIRDALE – Chris Thick and Jackie Jordan were in their van on their way to the Kirkland Fire Department on April 9 when the tornado struck Fairdale.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Video: Gov. Rauner meets with residents, volunteers in Fairdale

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner met with residents and volunteers on Friday in Fairdale. For more Fairdal ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Video: Redemption tree carved in Fairdale

    In this video captured by Daily Chronicle Photo Editor Danielle Guerra, a redemption tree is carved in Fairdale by a Samaritan's Purse volunteer for a ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Sycamore Jazz Ensemble performs at Grand Victorian

    The Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble recently was invited to perform at the Grand Victorian in Sycamore. Directed by Scott Mertens, the group perfor ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • DeKalb man wanted on arrest warrant escapes after courthouse arrest

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man wanted on outstanding misdemeanor warrants was arrested when he showed up Thursday at the DeKalb County Courthouse, but was ab ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Community potluck to be held to discuss police, community relations

    DeKALB – The Third Beloved Community Potluck Dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 19 at the Newman Catholic Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • After film, panel discusses sexual assault on local campuses

    A panel including college faculty, a police officer and college students talked about sexual assault at Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee Co ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:25 pm
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