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  • Annual Kardboard Boat Regatta brings smiles, laughs

    Even though his son, Josh, sank into the Kishwaukee River on Saturday on the boat he helped build, Todd Burns of Sycamore could not have been happier.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Casey’s Safe Haven seeks foster families, volunteers

    ELBURN – Petunia the pony protector has been warding off coyotes for about 18 months.The 7-year-old ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Sycamore police chief to retire

    SYCAMORE – Police Chief Don Thomas finds it strange to think about retirement plans when he still has five months of work to go.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Fatal Sycamore intersection will be expensive to fix

    SYCAMORE – Learning another person had died at the same curve where her son, Jonathan, did 11 years ago stirred anger and disbelief in Vicki Moore.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • NIU hires director of federal relations

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University has created and filled the position of director of federal relations.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Hultgren hosts forum with veteran service officers from 14th Congressional District counties

    GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, hosted a veterans forum Friday morning at his Geneva district office to discuss the state of veterans a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Sandwich man accused of having stolen gun

    SANDWICH – Within a few days after a Sandwich man hired a 21-year-old to mow his lawn, two of his guns and a golden ring went missing, court records s ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Ceremony marks end of Mandarin program in DeKalb

    DeKALB – After participating in a three-week-long camp at DeKalb High School learning how to speak Mandarin, 8-year-old Megan Medina can now talk with ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Sycamore park commissioners to consider referendum

    SYCAMORE – Theresa Beck says she doesn’t believe Sycamore needs more parks or amenities than it already has.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Candy drop set for Sunday in Malta

    MALTA – The inaugural Amazing Anderson's Sky High Candy Drop will feature free candy and more than 10,000 prizes for children from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
    July 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Photos: StarTalk Chinese language program performance

    Images from the finale of a three-week chinese immersion program at DeKalb High School. ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Sycamore man admits to stabbing another after Facebook fight

    SYCAMORE – Robert Church faces probation or up to five years in prison after he admitted to stabbing a man in a fight that started with a heated Faceb ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • 4-H’ers demonstrate their work at General Project Show

    SYCAMORE – It took 12-year-old Caden Sell a week to assemble his own rocket out of a paper towel roll, toilet paper, drinking straw, plastic egg, rubb ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • About 400 attend Senior Health Fair in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Earl Hansen isn't ready to stop living on his own just yet, but he wants to be ready when the time comes to move into an assisted living faci ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • DeKalb man gets 8 years for shooting gun in parking lot

    SYCAMORE – The man accused of firing shots at a car during a fight at a DeKalb apartment complex parking lot was sentenced Thursday to eight years in ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:03 pm
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