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  • Sycamore kids work to clean downtown area for Pumpkin Fest

    SYCAMORE – After helping to clean up the area around Sycamore Lake as a fourth-grader several years ago, Sycamore resident Olivia Cloat, 13, had an id ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Etched in Stone takes a look back at local history

    SYCAMORE – Participants of the Heritage Cemetery Walk got the chance Sunday afternoon to learn about a few of Sycamore’s pioneers.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Dwight Yost King remembered for global influence

    DeKALB –­ Dwight Yost King was a soft-spoken, peaceful man who inspired big change in Indonesia’s political climate, mourners said Sunday at a memoria ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Fall brings seasonal activities to DeKalb County

    MALTA – Even the the most confident of groups that enter Jonamac Orchard’s haunted corn maze usually come out whimpering, Andrea Slade said.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Elmwood Cemetery walk planned for Sunday

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore History Museum’s annual Heritage Cemetery Walk, “Etched in Stone,” is set for 1 p.m. Sunday.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Safe Passage to host vigil in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Safe Passage, a nonprofit domestic violence and rape crisis center, is hosting a “Pieces to Peace” vigil at 6 p.m. Monday at First Congregati ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Call it ‘Heavy Metal’

    MALTA – Local high-schoolers were part of Friday’s third annual Heavy Metal Tour.But don’t worry par ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • DeKalb’s Cindy Crawford

    Before Cindy Crawford graced runways and magazines such as Playboy and Cosmopolitan, she toiled under the hot summer sun in DeKalb County cornfields.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Teachers hard at work

    The Sandwich School District kindergarten team spent an evening updating their new report card to align with the Common Core standards.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Health department confirms mumps case at Northern Illinois University

    DeKALB – After a lab confirmed that a Northern Illinois University student has the mumps, DeKalb County Public Health Department and Northern Illinois ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Fellow officers testify in DeKalb County Sheriff's merit commission disciplinary case

    DeKALB – A DeKalb County Sheriff’s officer testified Thursday that the deputy involved in a March police chase should have known better than to contin ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Researcher talks HIV/AIDS treatment as prevention at NIU

    DeKALB – Renowned researcher Max Essex is looking to the end of HIV/AIDS through treatment as prevention strategies. 
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • 3M breaks ground on $40M expansion

    DeKALB – 3M held a groundbreaking ceremony for its $40 million expansion project Thursday in DeKalb’s Park 88, but has been moving dirt for more than ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Boy Scouts honor 5 residents at DeKalb County Tribute to Heroes reception

    MALTA – Decorated war veterans, city officials and business owners throughout DeKalb County were honored Thursday for their heroism and community serv ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Sanctus Real headed back to Genoa

    In the final tour with lead singer Matt Hammit, Christian band Sanctus Real will perform Oct. 10 along with Finding Favour at Crosswind Community Chur ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Which fall attraction do you like best?
    Corn maze
    Pumpkin patch
    Apple orchard