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  • Littlejohn students explore Africa’s culture

    DeKALB – Littlejohn Elementary fifth-graders Connor Lowe and Kayle Axelsen clapped their hands and chanted to the rhythm of African music along with d ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Sycamore teen advocating against abusive relationships

    SYCAMORE – Katie Rajterowski looked out her window shortly after midnight one night last summer and her heart sank.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • DeKalb teen in intensive care awaits date for open-heart surgery

    DeKALB – Christopher Canaday has spent the past three weeks at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, but he’s making the best of it, havin ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Sycamore sports clubs can solicit ball-field ads

    SYCAMORE – Advertisements will begin popping up in the outfields this summer that officials hope will raise awareness of local businesses and money fo ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Dr. Seuss characters come to life at North Elementary in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Jaden Brower approached the Cat in the Hat on Friday and introduced herself as his biggest fan.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Fresh layer of snow to fall this Sunday in DeKalb County

    DeKALB COUNTY – The 2∏ inches of snow that blanketed roads Wednesday night into Thursday morning in DeKalb County was enough to cause several vehicle ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Lunch prices may increase in DeKalb schools

    DeKALB – Lunch prices could rise by 6 to 10 percent for students in DeKalb School District 428 schools next year.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • FFA Week winds down with petting zoos

    SYCAMORE – Kyle Crandon almost was able to use the excuse that a goat ate his homework.While petting ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Emphasis on ACT shifting with arrival of PARCC

    SYCAMORE – Brett Bemis hopes to improve his ACT score from 27 to 30.It’s the best way the Sycamore H ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • D-427 reductions to trim staff, not popular classes

    SYCAMORE – Tammy Waymire’s son is a fourth-grader at South Prairie Elementary School who has an individual education plan and has received extra help ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • DeKalb seeks nonprofit tenant for Grove St. space

    DeKALB – Diana Hulst is preparing an application to keep the Youth Service Bureau in the space at 330 Grove St. that it’s occupied for more than 45 ye ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • DeKalb family reunited with lost dog; county mostly sees abandoned animals

    DeKALB – She had only been missing overnight, but when Mabel was reunited with the Schmerbach family, it brought on tears.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Deadline nearing for senior property tax deferrals

    Note to readers: This story has been changed to reflect the correct deadline to apply for the program.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Residents can give thoughts on website

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb will host three workshops in March where residents can give their opinions on what they would like to see on the city’s ne ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Fundraiser benefits Community Gardens

    DeKALB – Buying a toasty sandwich Thursday at Potbelly will generate money for DeKalb County Community Gardens.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:21 pm
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