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  • Executive orders seek to reduce gun violence

    DeKALB – Background checks are required before someone can legally buy a gun in Illinois, but sometimes there are so many requests that buyers receive ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Heartland Bank in Genoa closed after incident

    GENOA – Heartland Bank and Trust at 327 W. Main St. was closed Friday morning and police were on the scene after an incident there around 10:30 a.m. l ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA competes nationally

    Members of the Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA Chapter were among 43 teams participating in the National FFA Farm Business Management Career Development ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Charity game nets toys for children

    Staff members from Huntley Middle School and Clinton Rosette Middle School enjoyed a fun game of basketball against the DeKalb police and fire departm ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Clinton Rosette students spell success

    The students of Clinton Rosette Middle School in DeKalb recently participated in a spelling bee. Each student was asked a variety of questions related ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • SMS December students of the month named

    Sycamore Middle School has named its Students of the Month for December. The sixth-grade students are Zachary Patton, Aiden Kutz, Heidi Wood and Evan ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • H-BR sets kindergarten registration

    Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Registration from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • DEAN’S LIST

    Following is a list of local college students who were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sandwich Stop & Save sells $50,000 winning Powerball ticket

    SANDWICH – DeKalb County had at least one winner. The Stop & Save, 4742 2750th St., Sandwich, sold ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Sycamore School District 427's elementary schools plan districtwide reading program

    SYCAMORE – Parents of elementary students in Sycamore School District 427 will have homework of their own come March.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • DeKalb officials 1 step closer toward 10-year plan adoption

    DeKALB – City leaders met Thursday to move toward finalization of the 10-year strategic plan that could shape DeKalb’s upcoming budget process and gui ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • DeKalb structure fire displaces 4 NIU students

    DeKALB – A fire Thursday at a DeKalb apartment building, temporarily displaced four Northern Illinois University students.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Lockdown ends at Kaneland Harter Middle School

    SUGAR GROVE – The lockdown situation at Kaneland Harter Middle School has ended, according to a news release issued by the Kaneland administration.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • DeKalb Public Library plans grand opening ceremony Monday

    DeKALB – A grand opening of the new addition to the DeKalb Public Library is set for 9 a.m. Monday, kicking off a week of activities to celebrate the ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Northern Illinois Farm Show hits NIU Convocation Center

    DeKALB – The tornado that destroyed Fairdale on April 9 was truly a “perfect storm,” and one of the most-documented weather phenomena the National Wea ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:53 pm
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