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  • Huntley Middle School student wins DeKalb County Spelling Bee

    MALTA – Nolan Bunger did not just have to study spelling to win the DeKalb County Spelling Bee on Saturday. He had to study vocabulary, too.
    March 8, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Eating breakfast boosts students' classroom performance

    DeKALB – About 150 students at Tyler Elementary school ate a bagel with cream cheese, apple and milk for breakfast this week.
    March 7, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Make government work for people again

    DeKALB – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gave a rousing call to action to residents and dignitaries of DeKalb County on Friday, pledging to take government ...
    March 7, 2015 - 8:53 am
  • 'Radical love' a goal of World Day of Prayer

    DeKALB – Despite the frigid temperature outside, about 60 people, mostly women, crowded the pews Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church to send w ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • DeKalb High School to host a cappella competitions

    DeKALB – When Grace Klonoski steps forward to deliver her solos on stage, her voice is accompanied by music.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • District 427 to begin kindergarten registration March 17

    SYCAMORE – Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in District 427 by appointment on March 17.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Sycamore woman sustains minor injuries in rear-end crash

    SYCAMORE – A woman sustained minor injuries after her vehicle was rear-ended Thursday at the intersection of Liberty Lane and Route 64, according to a ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Proposed state budget cuts could be devastating in DeKalb County, officials say

    DeKALB – Local officials are bracing for devastating funding cuts that could come under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to slash local government’s share of ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Scammers pose threat to area consumers

    DeKALB – When Susan Metcalf received an early-morning call warning that the IRS had filed a lawsuit against her, she was scared.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner plans stop in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Gov. Bruce Rauner will be in DeKalb on Friday to talk about his plans to give local people more control over government spending and property ...
    March 6, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • Child poverty rising in DeKalb County, survey says

    DeKALB – The number of DeKalb County children living in poverty nearly tripled from 1999 to 2012, child advocates said in a report released Thursday.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • D-428 officials move toward 1-to-1 tech plan

    DeKALB – As a teacher and a parent, Allison Vietmeier is worried about the potential for DeKalb-based District 428 to spend millions of dollars so it ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Sheriff’s car involved in crash in Belvidere

    SYCAMORE – For the second time in less than a month, a DeKalb County sheriff’s vehicle transporting inmates has been involved in a traffic crash, Sher ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Laundromat prepares to open; family fun center will wait

    DeKALB – Banks of washing machines and dryers at the South 4th Street Mega-Grande Laundromat will be ready for their first spins by April.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • County sees e-waste recycling boom

    Note to readers: This story has been changed to correctly identify Jan Tures, finance office manager at the City of Genoa.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:38 am
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