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  • DeKalb County Scouts learn important skills at Klondike Derby

    SYCAMORE – Reilly Mize, 10, learned a lot about nature and how to survive “in the wild” as a participant in Saturday’s Klondike Derby, an all-day outd ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • DeKalb Fire Department: ‘Big John's’ replacement on hand

    DeKALB – Most kids in DeKalb know “Big John”, the city’s aerial ladder truck, but they’ll have to say goodbye soon, Fire Chief Eric Hicks said.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • STEM Divas program introduces girls to 3-D printing

    DeKALB – Garron Nelson wants to be a scientist. Garron, 8, has never missed a STEM Divas class, an ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Train to become a Master Gardener

    Do you have a love for spending hours planting and tending to your backyard garden? Do you have a knack for teaching and enjoy sharing your knowledge ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Great Backyard Bird Count set for Feb. 12 to 15

    Do you enjoy watching birds? Would you like to help scientists? University of Illinois Extension Youth Educator Lisa Hepker invites citizens to partic ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore School District 427 to consider laying off teachers

    SYCAMORE – Teacher layoffs have been proposed in Sycamore School District 427 as the district heads into the second year of its three-year budget redu ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Ellwood Steak and Fish House to change hands

    DeKALB – Ellwood Steak and Fish House could get a new owner.Vasilios Hristakos plans to buy the upsc ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • DeKalb City Council to consider Shodeen development proposal

    DeKALB – City Council members on Monday will hear Shodeen’s development proposal for property along Lincoln Highway west of downtown DeKalb. 
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Acquaviva to host benefit for infant recovering from brain surgeries

    SYCAMORE – Acquaviva Winery in Sycamore plans to host a benefit at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for an infant recovering from two brain surgeries after being inju ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • St. Paul’s hosts Ash Wednesday services

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites the community to its traditional Ash Wednesday services with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at 8 a.m. (spo ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rollover crash stops traffic on Plank Road

    BURLINGTON – A car veered off the road and rolled over several times before coming to a rest on its top in a ditch off Plank Road in Burlington around ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: Door-to-door energy salespeople have permit

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that representatives of an energy retailer doing door-to-door sales here have a permit to do ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Dekalb County leaders welcome neighboring counties' enterprise plan

    DeKALB – Two neighboring counties have applied to the state for enterprise zone designations, a move DeKalb County officials welcome as a complement t ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Therapeutic massages, facials available at Kishwaukee College

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College’s Complementary Health Programs department is now taking appointments from the general public for therapeutic massages and ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • DeKalb County students celebrate Catholic Schools Week

    The untamed energy of wired fourth-graders erupted throughout DeKalb’s St. Mary School gym Thursday, and at the center of it all was 9-year-old Levi T ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:28 pm
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