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  • ‘Reptomania!’ brings children, reptiles together

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    July 19, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Sycamore police show off new equipment

    SYCAMORE – The city’s police department is looking to add two more officers to the county’s special operations team, using newly purchased military-gr ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • DeKalb County residents give police prayers, hugs, food, public displays of encouragement

    The blue ribbons affixed to a Genoa resident’s property and his truck are among the many shows of support citizens are giving to local law enforcement ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Hiawatha School District 426 seeks applicants for board vacancy

    KIRKLAND – Hiawatha School District 426 is seeking applicants to serve on its school board, which is responsible for overseeing the district’s $5.4 mi ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 wary of general state aid promises

    SYCAMORE – Despite a stopgap measure passed July 1 by Springfield lawmakers, Sycamore School District 427 officials will move forward as though they n ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • KishHealth System employees honored for excellence

    KishHealth System, now part of Northwestern Medicine, presented its Nursing Excellence Awards and Spirit Award at the 14th annual Employee Recognition ...
    July 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb firefighters cool off Camp Power

    With temperatures into the high 80s for most of last week, Camp Power campers cooled off with a giant slip-and-slide set up
    July 19, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Sycamore City Council OKs contracts to finish street work, repair Bethany Road

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council approved bids for two road work projects Monday, including permanent repairs to damage caused by heat buckling on ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Heat wave: Officials warn of rising temperatures later this week

    DeKALB – Locals are advised to stay indoors or cool off with a dip in the public pool later this week, with heat indexes expected to surpass 100 degre ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Rey's council vote raises eyebrows

    DeKALB – Grumbles rippled through a recent DeKalb City Council meeting after the mayor cast a vote that led to a measure failing, calling his actions ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Boat Regatta caps off Kingston Fest

    KINGSTON – When John Fischer of McHenry attended the Kingston Kardboard Boat Regatta last year, his grandsons asked him if they could build their own ...
    July 17, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Bikers host benefit ride to honor slain officers

    Retired police officer John Azoo of Sycamore will never forget the sacrifices the police make every day. Even though he didn’t know the policemen who ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Bicyclists not deterred by rain at annual Biking with Beanzie

    Bicyclists endured heavy rainfall this weekend during an annual tradition that aims to make DeKalb County a more bike-friendly place.
    July 17, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Benefit for Sycamore's Pay-It-Forward House helps fund respite house for families of hospital patients

    SYCAMORE – Barry Cohn was a guest at Sycamore’s Pay-It-Forward House in September 2014 while his wife was a patient at Kindred Hospital. The Streamwoo ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Zinio now available at Somonauk library

    Zinio, the world’s largest newsstand, is now available at the Somonauk Public Library.The Somonauk P ...
    July 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
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