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  • NIU to host daylong Pokemon Go event

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University will be offering lessons of a different kind next month, just before the fall semester starts: Pokemon Go.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Police to host Special Olympics benefit

    The sixth annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Texas Roadhouse, 1950 DeKalb Ave ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • DeKalb City Council raises video gambling terminal fees

    DeKALB – Aldermen had a slight change of heart this week, deciding to charge more for video gambling terminal fees yet sparing local nonprofit organiz ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • With tax spike looming, community seeks answers from District 428

    DeKALB – Residents still have questions about District 428’s plans to restructure its debt ahead of a potential property tax spike.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Kids get up close with exotic animals at DeKalb Public Library

    DeKALB – Five-year-old Olivia Benson made a new friend Tuesday: Her name is Esther, and she has four legs, a soft belly and prickly quills – just to n ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Annual Fourth Street fest brings community together in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Whether it was climbing aboard a city fire truck, perusing informational booths, playing games for prizes or snacking on some summertime trea ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Letter: I heard a lot of entitlement at RNC

    I watched much of the Republican National Convention and all of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech. I saw a privileged set of people who were angry at h ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • DeKalb police respond to possible bomb threat at Wal-Mart

    DeKALB – Police searched garbage bins Monday at the entrance to DeKalb's Wal-Mart, 2300 Sycamore Road., DeKalb, after a suspected bomb threat.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Kishwaukee Fest returns, features skateboarding, bacon

    Local skaters will take over Locust Street on Wednesday in downtown DeKalb, as they flip and grind their way into Kishwaukee Fest after the celebratio ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • DeKalb police nab teen suspected in string of 60 vehicle burglaries

    DeKALB – Police arrested a 17-year-old DeKalb boy Monday morning suspected in 60 vehicle burglaries over the past several months.
    July 26, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Court ruling affects DeKalb City Council's vote discussion

    DeKALB – A court decision in a nearby town has DeKalb officials considering how City Council members vote on measures and pondering whether rules need ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 board slams teachers as negotiations drag on

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 board took the rare step of publicly criticizing the teachers union Monday after contract negotiations apparen ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • DeKalb City Council to discuss voting procedures

    DeKALB – DeKalb’s City Council is scheduled to discuss its voting process when measures are presented, especially in light of the mayor’s recent vote ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Residents support teen who received heart transplant at Rock and Ride

    Ricky De La Cruz is not very different from other teenagers. He loves TV, friends and running. “Ric ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Postcards of DeKalb give residents a snapshot look at the county's past

    DeKalb County residents took a step back in time and saw how much the area has changed, thanks to an impressive collection of postcards dating back to ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think NIU should leave the MAC?
    Yes, for the Big 12
    Yes, for the American Athletic Conference
    No, they should stay put