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  • Barn outside Cortland burns to ground

    CORTLAND – A barn full of hay burned to the ground Wednesday night at 18489 Chase Road outside of Cortland.
    July 23, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • DeKalb County unemployment rate at 5 percent

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s jobless rate fell to 5 percent in June, down from 6.4 percent in June 2014, according to preliminary figures released Thursda ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Corp., Kirkland fire receive donations

    FAIRDALE – A major donation has been made to the DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Corp. and Kirkland Fire Department to help with costs incurred from ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Senior Citizens' Health Fair showcases services, highlights budget fallout

    DeKALB – Scores of seniors perused tables at the senior fair hosted Thursday by local legislators and the Family Service Agency.
    July 23, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Changes to Child Care Assistance Program create woes for local parents, providers

    DeKALB – When Maria Lombardo learned this month about changes to the state’s Child Care Assistance Program, she was scared she would lose her assistan ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Small explosion reported at grain bin elevator in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK – Seven fire departments responded Thursday after a small explosion inside an elevator lift in a grain bin at the Elburn Cooperative Co.’s ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Rollman’s work displayed at The Art Box

    “From the Estate of Larry Schlam,” paintings by Northern Illinois University School of Art professor emeritus and local artist, Charlotte Rollman, wil ...
    July 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb man faces sex assault charges, $5 million bond

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault against a child must post $500,000 of his $5 million bond to be released from t ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 school board reduces hours, lays off cafeteria, custodial workers

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 Board reduced hours for six cooks and laid off a total of 14 employees in the district’s custodial, cafeteria ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • 'Twilight' event to raise money for KishHealth System hospice service

    DeKALB – As a pastor, Loren Krout would go monthly to visit sick parishioners in hospitals and nursing homes. When their prognosis was grim, the Luthe ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Civil lawsuit against former NIU officers closes

    DeKALB – A federal district judge ruled this week that three Northern Illinois University officers didn’t violate the civil rights of a former univers ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • DeKalb County home sales surge, prices stay flat

    DeKALB – Home sales in DeKalb County jumped nearly 30 percent last month, as inventory declined and median sale prices dipped.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • After DeKalb apartment fire, police seek arson suspect

    DeKALB – Police are looking for an Evergreen Park woman suspected of attacking her boyfriend Saturday and starting a fire in his DeKalb apartment.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Budget impasse puts NIU's Stevens Building construction on hold

    DeKALB – The $27.4 million Stevens Building project has come to a grinding halt on the Northern Illinois University campus, another casualty of the st ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • DeKalb Dental Group to offer free services

    DeKALB – DeKalb Dental Group will provide free services Aug. 14 as part of Annual Free Dentistry Day. 
    July 21, 2015 - 10:48 pm
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