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  • Photos: Tornado Damage in Kirkland

    Photos in the aftermath of the wedge tornado that passed through Rochelle, Kirkland, and Fairdale, on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
    April 10, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Sycamore marks Civil War's end with Abraham Lincoln re-enactor performance

    SYCAMORE – Connie Wingate of Sycamore admits she is not a history buff, but she loves learning about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
    April 10, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • DeKalb County leaders, Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti discuss government consolidation, unfunded mandates

    DeKALB – County leaders and citizens gave their input to Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti on how to make the state more efficient Thursday at the DeKalb Co ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • 'Couples Nite' to feature music, theatrical performers and more

    SYCAMORE – The Grassroots Juicery and Cafe, 2180 Oakland Drive Unit B, Sycamore, is hosting its first “Couples Nite at Grassroots Cafe” tonight at 6 p ...
    April 9, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Photos: Your Storm Photos

    Photos of the tornado and severe storms that hit DeKalb County on Thursday, April 9, 2015. ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Two marijuana dispensaries proposed for Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Two separate proposals to operate medical marijuana dispensaries will be up for review next week by the Sycamore Planning Commission.
    April 9, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • NWS issues tornado watch for DeKalb County

    DeKALB – The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for DeKalb County and much of the rest of northern Illinois.
    April 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Kishwaukee College Career fair features 56 employers

    MALTA – Scott Sites of Rockford says he has been having difficulty finding a job since he left the military in October 2013 after eight years of servi ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Malta ambulance still needs funding despite approved tax hike

    MALTA – Since voters approved to increase property taxes to afford staffing their ambulance service, Malta Fire Protection District President Dave Gom ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Voters, candidates wait for final vote counts after low turnout in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – Candidates and voters are anxiously awaiting the final results of Tuesday’s election in several close races, but DeKalb County Clerk and Reco ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • New principal named for Sycamore's South Prairie

    SYCAMORE – Kreg Wesley will take over as principal at South Prairie Elementary School after the end of this school year, while Lynn Reilly will be Dis ...
    April 9, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • One clear winner in Cortland town board race

    CORTLAND – In the four-way race for three seats on the Cortland town board, one clear winner emerged Tuesday night.
    April 8, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Newcomer, two sitting trustees win in Waterman

    WATERMAN – Two sitting members will return to the Waterman Village Board, joined by newcomer Christy Andrews, after Tuesday’s election.
    April 8, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Fundraiser set to help DeKalb a cappella group pay for trip

    DeKalb High School Music Department is hosting a fundraiser at 7 p.m. April 10 in the cafeteria of DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, to help ra ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Voters pick new leaders for DeKalb District 428

    DeKALB – Four new members will join DeKalb-based School District 428, but a final tally of the votes for the five write-in candidates won’t be release ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Reader Poll

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