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  • Theme of Sycamore's Pumpkin Fest to be revealed

    SYCAMORE – The 54th annual Pumpkin Festival theme was submitted by an elementary school student in Sycamore and it includes the word “pumpkin.”
    May 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • DeKalb library expansion moves forward

    DeKALB – Starting Thursday, the entire lower level of the DeKalb library will be closed to the public as the next steps to the $25.3 million renovatio ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to discuss trio of tax hike proposals

    DeKALB – City staff members have proposed tax increases on natural gas, an increase in the city’s home rule sales tax rate and a new amusement tax in ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • DeKalb officials propose tax hikes

    DeKALB – City staff members have proposed tax increases on natural gas, an increase in the city's home rule sales tax rate and a new amusement tax in ...
    May 19, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • DeKalb driver cited in fatal crash

    HAMPSHIRE – A DeKalb man was cited after his vehicle collided with a bicyclist on Monday afternoon, the Kane County Sheriff's office said Tuesday in a ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Sycamore approves special use permit for county sober living home

    SYCAMORE – The City Council on Monday approved the county’s request to operate a sober living home out of 491 E. State St. and also entered into an in ...
    May 19, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • $75K in Grateful Dead memorabilia stolen from Union auction house, police say

    UNION – Police are investigating the theft of about $75,000 worth of Grateful Dead memorabilia that were awaiting transfer to its owners from a huge A ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • After long wait, Keslinger Bridge reopens

    DeKALB – On Monday, local officials celebrated the reopening of the Keslinger Road bridge in Afton Township almost seven years after it collapsed.
    May 18, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Rifkin's lawyer files motion to suppress defendant's statements

    SYCAMORE – Andrew Rifkin’s attorney Bruce Brandwein filed a motion Monday to suppress some of the statements made by the former Northern Illinois Univ ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Tree limb to blame for outage

    SYCAMORE – Around 5 p.m. May 17, Marilyn Christle had a surprise during her otherwise quiet Sunday: She unexpectedly lost electricity at her residence ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • DeKalb public transportation a concern for residents

    DeKALB – Concerns, thoughts and suggestions about the region’s public transportation and freight train system were heard Monday by Illinois Department ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • TAILS unveils dog exercise space

    DeKALB – When TAILS Humane Society raised about $70,000 at one evening event, Michelle Groeper knew exercising the shelter dogs in the winter was abou ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Local officials, educators, college graduates and business owners offer DeKalb County high school graduates advice

    DeKALB – Cam Rosenfeld wasn’t sure what to do next after completing a GED program a few years ago.Bu ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • DeKalb County spelling champ appears on WGN-TV

    Nolan Bunger, winner of the DeKalb County Spelling Bee, will be participating in a televised mock spelling bee airing on WGN at 6:45 a.m. today.
    May 18, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Government meetings May 18-21

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:26 pm
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