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  • DeKalb Fire Department undergoes live flashover training

    DeKALB – Thick, curling smoke cut visibility to zero for the 12 people in the room before it caught fire.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police seek Mendota man after chase

    DeKALB – A Mendota man remained at large Sunday after a traffic stop in which he allegedly sped from police and abandoned the car he was driving befor ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Face Time: Exchange student tells of school year in India

    DeKALB – Eileen Witthoff needed a passport to complete her junior year in high school. She spent the 2014-15 school year in India, as part of the Kenn ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Frigid weather in DeKalb County to follow winter storm

    DeKALB – Frigid temperatures Saturday night are expected to follow the several inches of snow that felli in DeKalb County by Winter Storm Bella.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Photos: First Snow Storm of the Season

    The county received upwards of 3.5 to 8.2 inches of snow overnight Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Snow measurements are ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • NIU to pay $300,000 to winterize stalled Stevens Building project amid state budget impasse

    DeKALB – As the state budget impasse drags on, Northern Illinois University will pay $300,000 to winterize the Stevens Building to protect the progres ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack to seek 2nd term

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack announced Friday that he plans to seek another term.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • DeKalb County under winter storm warning until Saturday afternoon

    DeKALB – A winter storm warning for DeKalb County and its surrounding areas could mean 4 to 10 inches on snow and dangerous driving conditions beginni ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Google Expeditions tested at Clinton Rosette Middle School

    DeKALB – Trey Sherman went to Mount Fuji in Japan, swam with sharks in Australia and traveled to outer space Friday. 
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • DeKalb alderman pushes for pay raise for City Council members

    DeKALB – Dave Baker, 6th Ward alderman, wants to more than double the pay of DeKalb City Council members to encourage more candidates to run for elect ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Sycamore kicks off holiday season with Moonlight Madness

    SYCAMORE – Children pressed their faces against the glass of local shop window Friday to stand nose-to-nose with the group of puppies on display durin ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Photos: Moonlight Madness 2015

    Patrons braved the season's first snow to visit Downtown Sycamore businesses for the annual Moonlight Madness.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • International Gift Market set in Somonauk

    St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk will host its eighth annual International Gift Market and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fire truck visits North Grove Elementary

    First-graders at North Grove Elementary in Sycamore were amazed by the fire truck when the Sycamore Fire Department visited in honor of Fire Safety We ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Students participate in 'Running with the Hawks' fundraiser

    Landon Krull led the pack at North Grove Elementary in Sycamore during the PTO-sponsored fundraiser, "Running with the Hawks." Students were put into ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
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