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  • DeKalb Corn Fest set to roll this weekend

    DeKALB – Alice Freier is set to “basically live downtown” this weekend as she prepares for DeKalb’s annual Corn Fest.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston School District 424 mourns death of student

    KINGSTON – A ninth-grade Genoa-Kingston High School student died Tuesday morning. An investigation i ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • NIU wants smoking ban on DeKalb streets

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is seeking the city’s permission to enforce its smoking ban on city-owned streets that run through – and are adj ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • DeKalb County Forest Preserve District to buy another land parcel

    DeKALB –The DeKalb County Forest Preserve District will be adding more land to its portfolio, after a forest preserve committee voted to buy another 1 ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • DeKalb City Council approves 1st reading of rezoning request for University Village project

    DeKALB – The City Council gave preliminary approval to rezone University Village Monday after a lengthy discussion among council members and the publi ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Maple Park man gets 19 years in prison in drug plea

    A rural Maple Park man charged with possessing cocaine at his house is going to prison, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attor ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County names Ellen Rogers interim executive director

    DeKALB – Ellen Rogers has been named interim executive director of the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County after the sudden death of Tom Zucker l ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Kishwaukee YMCA to offer after-school care

    DeKALB — When DeKalb School District 428 starts classes Wednesday, summer break will be over for all local students.DeKALB — When DeKalb School Distri ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • NIU police nab Florida robbery suspect

    SYCAMORE – Northern Illinois University Police arrested a 17-year-old Sunday who is wanted on a warrant for robbery from Broward County, Florida, acco ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Chicago man pleads not guilty to sex abuse, child porn charges

    SYCAMORE – A 21-year-old Chicago man pleaded not guilty Monday to criminal sex abuse and child pornography charges in connection with his involvement ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner to speak at DCEDC dinner in October

    SYCAMORE – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will speak at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp.’s annual dinner event Oct. 29.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois House to consider MAP grant bill

    DeKALB – Focus will be on the Illinois House today as it takes up a bill that would – some hope – lead to the state authorizing $343 million for the M ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Kishwaukee College begins new semester with lower enrollment numbers

    MALTA – It’s her second year at Kishwaukee College, and Shirin Khamissi has learned the ropes.“So fa ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • FaceTime with Jen Lowe, owner of Hendrik Stables in Kingston

    Jen Lowe has been managing barns professionally for more than 25 years. She has lived in DeKalb County since 1994.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Government meetings for the week of Aug. 24

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think the city of DeKalb should use TIF money for Stage Coach Theatre repairs?