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  • Project to benefit Hope Haven in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Comcast is welcoming community members to help with its Cares Day benefiting Hope Haven on April 25.
    April 12, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Donations pile up in DeKalb County after Fairdale tornado

    KIRKLAND – Donations started to pile up at local businesses, parks and government offices after groups throughout DeKalb County rallied over the weeke ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Film, discussion to address sexual assault on college campuses

    DeKALB – Safe Passage and the Egyptian Theatre are teaming up to offer a free screening and discussion of “The Hunting Ground,” a new documentary film ...
    April 12, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Fairdale residents, volunteers try to pick up pieces

    FAIRDALE – When Clarence “Clem” Schultz looked out the window Thursday night, he thought the storm would head the opposite direction, so he went upsta ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Communiversity Block Party boosts Huskie spirit for NIU, community

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University alumnus Richard Stilling comes back to DeKalb whenever he can to support the football team he played for in the ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Photos: Pitching in and cleaning up

    Images of residents and volunteers cleaning up the towns of Fairdale and Lindenwood, Illinois two days after a tornado devastated the area.
    April 12, 2015 - 8:19 pm
  • Fairdale residents return to homes after tornado

    KIRKLAND - Fairdale residents were able to return to their homes Saturday to collect belongings and assess the damage for the first time since a deadl ...
    April 11, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Ways to donate to tornado relief efforts

    1. The Kirkland Fire Department, 3891 Route 72 in Kirkland, is accepting cleaning and laundry supplies, heavy duty garbage bags, first aid kits, pet f ...
    April 11, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • Zakk Attakk to host fundraiser at Hobnobbers

    SYCAMORE – A local group called Zakk Attakk is hosting a fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hobnobbers, 2030 Baron Drive, Sycamore.
    April 11, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Local nonprofits, businesses help tornado victims, first responders

    DeKALB – Businesses, community groups and nonprofit organizations from around DeKalb County rushed Friday to help those affected by Thursday’s deadly ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Sycamore High School students take talents to the stage

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School senior Edgar Garcia has never taken a dance class in his life, but for more than a month, he has practiced and perfect ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Dozens of homes destroyed; DeKalb, Ogle counties declared disaster areas

    FLAGG CENTER – Gov. Bruce Rauner declared both DeKalb and Ogle counties disaster areas Friday, a day after a storm that generated EF4-strength tornado ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Long day of rescue work after 2 killed in Fairdale

    FAIRDALE – Roger Powell had just started eating dinner with his wife, daughter and two granddaughters Thursday when the hail started.
    April 11, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Authorities: Devastated Fairdale house contains 'mean monkey'

    FAIRDALE – Authorities have confirmed that one of the houses destroyed in Thursday's EF-4 tornado contained a live monkey, which survived the storm.
    April 10, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Serious injuries after 2-car crash in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – A three-vehicle crash on Peace Road in Sycamore left three people seriously injured Friday, authorities said.
    April 10, 2015 - 5:08 pm
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