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  • Thousands arrive on NIU move-in day

    DeKALB – If Emily Parczany is going to stay at Northern Illinois University, she's going to need a few things. Topping the list for the 18-year-old fr ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • 33rd Corn Classic 3K/10K set to run Saturday

    The 33rd annual Corn Classic 3K/10K will be held Saturday, beginning at Huntley Middle School. The 3 ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Report: About $245,340 will be spent to raise a child born in 2013

    DeKALB – Kris Collin attributes the growing cost of raising children to “all the extras.” Collin, of ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Cademon Brewing may open by Oct. 1

    GENOA – When Andrew Nordman and Brian Matejka were finally able to move their brewery business into a space in downtown Genoa, they celebrated with a ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Police arrest 10, seeking 13 others in drug sweep

    DeKALB – DeKalb police have arrested 10 people and 13 others still are wanted on drug charges stemming from a months-long investigation into drug sale ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • DeKalb County shows signs of job recovery

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s unemployment rate in July continued this year’s trend of year-over-year declines.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Oncken considering resigning from County Board

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board member Riley Oncken plans to decide by early next week if he will resign in light of new questions about him also servi ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Medical marijuana a step closer

    By ANDREA AZZO - aazzo@shawmedia.com SOMONAUK – Multiple sclerosis patient and Army veteran Jim Ch ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Sycamore’s West Elementary invites parents to first day

    SYCAMORE – Marco Barrera was a little nervous to start his first day of school in Illinois, but he’s ready for whatever lies ahead.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • More than 4,000 NIU students to move in Friday

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents should brace for more than 4,000 Northern Illinois University students moving into residence halls.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • University Plaza owners consider redeveloping private dorms

    DeKALB – Owners of University Plaza want to turn the private dormitory into apartments for students in hopes of attracting more residents.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Committee exploring ways to fund DeKalb street repairs

    DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb’s Finance Advisory Committee aren’t ruling out any options that could help pay for $33 million in street repairs the ci ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • DeKalb man admits to public indecency

    SYCAMORE – A 42-year-old DeKalb man will have to register as a sex offender after he was sentenced to probation Tuesday as part of a plea deal.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Man faces another domestic violence charge

    SYCAMORE – Less than a month after he was convicted of aggravated battery and domestic battery, a 24-year-old Sandwich man is accused of injuring the ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • NIU explains campus Internet security upgrades

    DeKALB - Northern Illinois University officials explained their firewall upgrades Wednesday in light of incorrect reports claiming they were banning s ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
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