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  • Give Local DeKalb County campaign gives donors chance to stretch their dollars

    DeKALB – Jerry and Annette Johns have supported a number of local nonprofit organizations over the years, but when they make a donation today as part ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • NIU task forces release 'program prioritization' reports

    DeKALB – Task forces reviewing Northern Illinois University’s academic and administrative programs released detailed reports Monday, targeting some pr ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • DeKalb County Board’s business incubator plans are progressing

    DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb County Board’s Economic Development Committee are expected to continue to lay the groundwork for a new business incubat ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Sycamore attorney heads to trial on felony theft charge

    SYCAMORE – A local attorney is looking to not only to defend himself as he prepares for trial on a felony theft charge, but also inflict some damage.
    May 1, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Getting healthy: Annual Kishwaukee YMCA initiative helps get kids active

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb and Sycamore children prepared to start their summers on a healthy note during the Kishwaukee YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day event S ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Cinco de Mayo celebration brings fun, education to Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Sunday’s gloomy skies and chilly temperatures didn’t keep DeKalb County residents from celebrating Cinco de Mayo at downtown Sycamore’s 19t ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Lake Holiday man killed in DeKalb County crash

    DeKALB - A Lake Holiday man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday night south of Cortland in rural DeKalb County.
    May 1, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Registration open for NIU art, jazz and theater camps

    Theater, visual arts and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University.
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Waterman Lions Club helps fund school program

    Craig Rice (left), past president of Waterman Lions Club, and Kathy Smith (right), secretary of the club, present a check to Alison Metz (center), soc ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Couple paying it forward via support of education

    As a way to give back to the community through education, the DeKalb County Community Foundation announces a newly created scholarship fund by Randy a ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore History Museum participating in Give Local

    On May 3, the Sycamore History Museum is participating in Give Local America, a national day of local giving.
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Learn shearing, hoof trimming in sheep skills workshop

    Sheep owners need to be proficient in several hands-on skills to manage their animals humanely and efficiently, including basic handling, tagging, hoo ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 'Just for Girls!' video game design camp offered

    Girls interested in creating and playing their own video games can register for the Northern Illinois University Digital Convergence Lab’s “Just for G ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Genoa Lions deliver hundreds of carnations

    The Genoa Lions delivered more than 240 dozen carnations to local residents on April 16.The flowers ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb swears in new fire, police employees; 4 promoted

    DeKALB – This week DeKalb City Council members watched as six police officers and firefighters were sworn in.
    April 29, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What are your thoughts on Canada geese?
    Wish they'd stay out of the road
    Like having wildlife around
    They make a mess
    The goslings are so cute
    They're disturbingly aggressive