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  • Government Meetings

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Future of Sycamore Wendy’s property not clear

    SYCAMORE – The Wendy’s restaurant destroyed by a fire in January will eventually be razed for a new business, but the city of Sycamore doesn’t know wh ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Duck Soup Co-op votes to shut down DeKalb natural foods store

    Note to readers: This story has been changed to clarify that Peggy James is no longer general manager of Duck Soup.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Barb City On Tap attendees sample local, national beers

    DeKALB – On Saturday, area residents who were 21 and over went to the NIU Convocation Center with one thing on their minds – taste and sample beers fr ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • DeKalb County hospitals, care facilities fear $1.5B in proposed Medicaid cuts in fiscal 2016 budget

    DeKALB – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to cut $1.5 billion from Medicaid in the fiscal 2016 budget could hurt health care facilities throughou ...
    March 28, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Kishwaukee College to host annual career fair

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College will hold its annual career fair from 1 to 6 p.m. April 8 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center, 21193 Malta Road, Ma ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Tuesday new target date for Sycamore Golf Club

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Golf Club’s opening day has been pushed back and now is tentatively set for Tuesday, Sycamore Park District officials said.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Hinckley board to explore pharmacy plan

    HINCKLEY – Hinckley’s Village Board will discuss a possible investment to bring a pharmacy to town at a Committee of the Whole meeting at 7 p.m. Monda ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • NIU Chemistry Club hosts reactive presentation

    DeKALB – Nicholas Brand was front and center for the Chem Demo on Friday night at Northern Illinois University.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • After search, DeKalb officials deem home uninhabitable

    DeKALB – A home notorious for overgrown foliage and cluttered conditions was deemed hazardous and uninhabitable Friday after a search by local authori ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Read Across America

    Woodbury Elementary School was recently visited by eight Sandwich High School students, Stephanie Tetrick, Michelle Smith, Buyka Ts, Tina Iaganashvili ...
    March 27, 2015 - 8:19 am
  • Going bowling

    Prairie View Elementary physical education students recently went on their third annual bowling field trip to Idle Hour Lanes in Sandwich. Students ha ...
    April 7, 2015 - 6:27 pm
  • Students, teachers match strategies in DeKalb High School chess competition

    DeKALB – It was teacher vs. student after school Wednesday at the DeKalb High School Chess Club’s meeting.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Expo draws public to DeKalb, Sycamore businesses

    SYCAMORE – Amanda Nelson’s trip to the 15th annual Sycamore and DeKalb Chambers of Commerce Community Expo on Thursday was a mix of both business and ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Pickup crashes through wall of Big Rock eatery

    BIG ROCK – Two employees of the Big Rock Café were injured Thursday when a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck crashed through front wall of the buil ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
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