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  • Sycamore teen collects used bicycles for Eagle Scout project

    DeKALB – Ryan Loitz’s used-bicycle drive was operating like a well-oiled machine Sunday, even if the bicycles weren’t.
    April 24, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Road to dismissal: Pay phone record convinces prosecutor of McCullough’s innocence

    SYCAMORE – By October 2015, the case against Jack McCullough hinged on a critical, unanswered question: Where was the pay phone he used to call Sycamo ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Road closed after semi-trailer hits utility pole in Sandwich

    SANDWICH –  Traffic on Somonauk Road between Chicago and Pine Roads was shut down after a semitruck and tanker filled with nitrogen crashed into a uti ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Karate students earn blue belts

    Wolf and Maddie Cat provide a dynamic brother-sister combination punch when it comes to their dedication to Shotokan Karate as members of the Midwest ...
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Kirkland Citizen of the Year nominations sought

    The Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Kirkland Citizen of the Year.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Volunteer opportunities available at Midwest Museum of Natural History

    The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St. in Sycamore, invites community members to get involved at the museum.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Early Childhood Center at KC sets open house

    The Early Childhood Center located on the Kishwaukee College campus will hold an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 29.
    April 27, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club conducts food drive

    The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club is asking the community to assist in restocking the DeKalb and Sycamore food pantries.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Genoa Garden Club to dedicate bench, host sale

    Members of the Genoa Garden Club invite the public for a memorial ceremony honoring Evelyn Cooley and Dolores Gallagher at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.
    April 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb City Council: Liquor ordinance review on tap

    DeKALB – At Monday’s DeKalb City Council meeting, aldermen are expected to consider updating the city’s liquor license ordinances to coincide with cha ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • DeKalb County students to compete at Rube Goldberg nationals

    DeKALB – A group of home-schooled DeKalb County students could win a national award by opening an umbrella.
    April 23, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • NIU to receive more than $26M from state

    DeKALB – State lawmakers broke a stubborn impasse Friday – albeit temporarily – to pass bipartisan legislation that will get money to cash-starved sta ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Road to dismissal: State's attorney kept McCullough in prison, then worked to free him

    SYCAMORE – Before DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack helped to free Jack McCullough, he helped to keep him in prison.
    April 25, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to host confirmation with Bishop Lee

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a regional confirmation service Saturday, confirming and receiving individuals from four area churches. This wil ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Northern Rehab donates to Eagle Scout project

    Boy Scout Ryan Loitz of Troop 16 in Sycamore has been working on his Eagle Project, “Recycle Your Cycle: For a Wheelie Good Cause.” The project entail ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
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