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  • Fairdale seeking volunteers, donations

    FAIRDALE – Operation Rebuild is seeking help from the community to allow a family to build a new home in Oregon.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Man airlifted to Rockford after ATV accident

    KIRKLAND – Kirkland firefighters responded to the report of an ATV accident, from which a man was airlifted to the hospital Saturday.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Sycamore crash sends two to hospital

    SYCAMORE – A three-vehicle crash sent on Route 64 in Sycamore sent two people to the hospital Sunday.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Survivors find support at Safe Passage vigil

    DeKALB – Margaret Thacker didn’t know shelters for people experiencing domestic violence existed until she found Safe Passage. 
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Ellington's open and ready to serve in DeKalb

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University restaurant named after a masterful jazz musician opened last week on a high note of its own.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • DeKalb Alderwoman Monica O’Leary has yet to resign

    DeKALB – Seventh Ward Alderwoman Monica O’Leary, whose DeKalb home is set to go to sheriff’s sale next month after a foreclosure, hasn’t submitted a l ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Sycamore kids work to clean downtown area for Pumpkin Fest

    SYCAMORE – After helping to clean up the area around Sycamore Lake as a fourth-grader several years ago, Sycamore resident Olivia Cloat, 13, had an id ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Etched in Stone takes a look back at local history

    SYCAMORE – Participants of the Heritage Cemetery Walk got the chance Sunday afternoon to learn about a few of Sycamore’s pioneers.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Dwight Yost King remembered for global influence

    DeKALB –­ Dwight Yost King was a soft-spoken, peaceful man who inspired big change in Indonesia’s political climate, mourners said Sunday at a memoria ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Fall brings seasonal activities to DeKalb County

    MALTA – Even the the most confident of groups that enter Jonamac Orchard’s haunted corn maze usually come out whimpering, Andrea Slade said.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Elmwood Cemetery walk planned for Sunday

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore History Museum’s annual Heritage Cemetery Walk, “Etched in Stone,” is set for 1 p.m. Sunday.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Safe Passage to host vigil in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Safe Passage, a nonprofit domestic violence and rape crisis center, is hosting a “Pieces to Peace” vigil at 6 p.m. Monday at First Congregati ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • 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. 7, 2015 - 8:17 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
  • Reader Poll

    Have you donated to the Fairdale tornado recovery effort?