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  • Medical marijuana a step closer

    By ANDREA AZZO - aazzo@shawmedia.com SOMONAUK – Multiple sclerosis patient and Army veteran Jim Ch ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Sycamore’s West Elementary invites parents to first day

    SYCAMORE – Marco Barrera was a little nervous to start his first day of school in Illinois, but he’s ready for whatever lies ahead.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • More than 4,000 NIU students to move in Friday

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents should brace for more than 4,000 Northern Illinois University students moving into residence halls.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • University Plaza owners consider redeveloping private dorms

    DeKALB – Owners of University Plaza want to turn the private dormitory into apartments for students in hopes of attracting more residents.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Committee exploring ways to fund DeKalb street repairs

    DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb’s Finance Advisory Committee aren’t ruling out any options that could help pay for $33 million in street repairs the ci ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • DeKalb man admits to public indecency

    SYCAMORE – A 42-year-old DeKalb man will have to register as a sex offender after he was sentenced to probation Tuesday as part of a plea deal.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Man faces another domestic violence charge

    SYCAMORE – Less than a month after he was convicted of aggravated battery and domestic battery, a 24-year-old Sandwich man is accused of injuring the ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • NIU explains campus Internet security upgrades

    DeKALB - Northern Illinois University officials explained their firewall upgrades Wednesday in light of incorrect reports claiming they were banning s ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Photos: Sycamore's First Day of School

    Images from Sycamore's first day of school celebration at West Elementary School. ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Aug. 19 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. 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • DeKalb area police warn about catalytic converter thefts

    DeKALB – Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity after four catalytic converters were reported stolen from beneath vehicles park ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Coffee with DeKalb police chief event Thursday

    DeKALB – DeKalb police Chief Gene Lowery wants residents to join him for a cup of coffee Thursday.“C ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • DeKalb veteran hosts birthday open house

    DeKALB – World War II veteran and retired DeKalb police officer Donald Schoo is hosting an open house to celebrate his 90th birthday.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Conversations ‘reset’ on Ellwood neighborhood redevelopment

    DeKALB – When Ellwood Historic Neighborhood resident Kurt Thurmaier saw Northern Illinois University’s bold ideas, he didn’t think the institution was ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Sycamore farm stand sales benefit Feed'em Soup

    SYCAMORE — Sycamore farmer Ben Drake considered closing down his sweet corn fundraiser for the Feed'em Soup Community Project last weekend before busi ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:06 pm
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