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  • Call it ‘Heavy Metal’

    MALTA – Local high-schoolers were part of Friday’s third annual Heavy Metal Tour.But don’t worry par ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • DeKalb’s Cindy Crawford

    Before Cindy Crawford graced runways and magazines such as Playboy and Cosmopolitan, she toiled under the hot summer sun in DeKalb County cornfields.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Teachers hard at work

    The Sandwich School District kindergarten team spent an evening updating their new report card to align with the Common Core standards.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Health department confirms mumps case at Northern Illinois University

    DeKALB – After a lab confirmed that a Northern Illinois University student has the mumps, DeKalb County Public Health Department and Northern Illinois ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Fellow officers testify in DeKalb County Sheriff's merit commission disciplinary case

    DeKALB – A DeKalb County Sheriff’s officer testified Thursday that the deputy involved in a March police chase should have known better than to contin ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Researcher talks HIV/AIDS treatment as prevention at NIU

    DeKALB – Renowned researcher Max Essex is looking to the end of HIV/AIDS through treatment as prevention strategies. 
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • 3M breaks ground on $40M expansion

    DeKALB – 3M held a groundbreaking ceremony for its $40 million expansion project Thursday in DeKalb’s Park 88, but has been moving dirt for more than ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Boy Scouts honor 5 residents at DeKalb County Tribute to Heroes reception

    MALTA – Decorated war veterans, city officials and business owners throughout DeKalb County were honored Thursday for their heroism and community serv ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Sanctus Real headed back to Genoa

    In the final tour with lead singer Matt Hammit, Christian band Sanctus Real will perform Oct. 10 along with Finding Favour at Crosswind Community Chur ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb seeks nominations for 2015 PRIDE Awards

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Citizen Environmental commission is accepting nominations for the 2015 People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s Environment Award ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • DeKalb will celebrate Fire Prevention Week starting Sunday

    DeKALB – Half of fire deaths result from overnight fires and the city’s fire department wants to address that issue during its Fire Prevention Week ca ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Development company to build Popeye’s in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Chicken fanatics won’t have to drive to Hampshire to get their fix if a developer gets its way. 
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • NIU dorm death still being investigated

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University sophomore Oluwarotimi “Timi” Okedina died of injuries suffered when he fell Saturday from the 11th floor of a ca ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 1:11 am
  • DeKalb native Richard Jenkins celebrates his 1st Emmy win

    DeKALB – DeKalb native Richard Jenkins wasn’t just handed an Emmy on Sept. 20 on live TV.He was hand ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • NIU police share powers, duties of municipal law enforcement

    DeKALB – It was campus police who were the first responders when a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in 2008, killi ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:42 pm
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