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  • Tourism spending in DeKalb County hits $91.3 million

    DeKALB – Visitor spending in DeKalb County hit an all-time high of $91.3 million last year, bringing in $7.47 million in state and local tax revenue.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Distemper afflicts DeKalb raccoons

    DeKALB – An ailment known for making raccoons act like zombies is spreading among the local population, specifically in DeKalb, local wildlife experts ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Book World to open Wednesday in DeKalb

    DeKALB – The city once again has an operating book store with independent retailer Book World’s grand opening.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Malta Township Library to close for renovations this week

    MALTA – The Malta Township Public Library will be closed in September to allow for renovation on the interior of the original building, but library of ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • No late vehicle registration fines for people who didn't get reminders

    The state won’t charge late car registration fines to drivers who didn’t get a mailed notice.Gov. Br ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • AMVETS service officer to be in DeKalb

    An AMVETS Department of Illinois service officer will be at the DeKalb post at 421 Oak St. Sept. 10 to share information with veterans.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Leland hosts Labor Day celebration

    The Leland Town & Country Association will kick off its Labor Day celebration with the sixth annual French Market Sept. 3 at the Leland Lions Club Pav ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Public star-viewing party set at Afton Forest Preserve

    The Northwest Suburban Astronomers, in cooperation with the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District, will host a public star party Sept. 3 at the Afton ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • DeKalb police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Mixed weather doesn't turn away large turnout to 39th annual Corn Fest

    DeKALB – The rain didn’t go away this weekend, but neither did festivalgoers as Corn Fest wrapped up its 39th year in DeKalb.
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Waterman Lions Club donates books

    Waterman Lion Leonard Johnson presents Scott McClure, sixth- and seventh-grade social studies teacher at Indian Creek Middle School in Waterman, a che ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • TAILS visits Barb City Manor

    DeKalb's Barb City Manor residents and staff enjoyed making many new friends during a recent visit from TAILS Humane Society volunteers and animals.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • ‘Vacation Destination’ trivia at Oak Crest

    Residents and community friends recently enjoyed an evening of trivia at the DeKalb Area Retirement – Oak Crest. Larry Werline, quiz master challenged ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Vendors sought for Autumn Craft & Treasures Market

    The Sycamore Music Boosters is accepting vendor applications for the annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market during the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival on Oc ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Quilts, fiber art items sought for show

    DeKalb County Quilters’ Guild is preparing for the 2016 Quilt and Fiber Arts Show on Oct. 1 and 2 at the DeKalb Park District Sports & Recreation Cent ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

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