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  • Reader Submitted: First Day of School

    Photos that you submitted from the first day of school. ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:48 pm
  • Photos: Sycamore's First Day of School

    Images from Sycamore's first day of school celebration at West Elementary School. ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Aug. 19 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 7:15 pm
  • DeKalb area police warn about catalytic converter thefts

    DeKALB – Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity after four catalytic converters were reported stolen from beneath vehicles park ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Coffee with DeKalb police chief event Thursday

    DeKALB – DeKalb police Chief Gene Lowery wants residents to join him for a cup of coffee Thursday.“C ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • DeKalb veteran hosts birthday open house

    DeKALB – World War II veteran and retired DeKalb police officer Donald Schoo is hosting an open house to celebrate his 90th birthday.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Conversations ‘reset’ on Ellwood neighborhood redevelopment

    DeKALB – When Ellwood Historic Neighborhood resident Kurt Thurmaier saw Northern Illinois University’s bold ideas, he didn’t think the institution was ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Sycamore farm stand sales benefit Feed'em Soup

    SYCAMORE — Sycamore farmer Ben Drake considered closing down his sweet corn fundraiser for the Feed'em Soup Community Project last weekend before busi ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Electrical equipment likely cause of smoke in Kingston home

    KINGSTON – Fire officials were tearing apart ceilings in a Kingston home looking for electrical hot spots after residents saw smoke coming from a dini ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Sycamore Pumpkin Festival names parade marshal, festival friend

    SYCAMORE – Jerry Malmassari is looking forward to seeing children drop off their decorated pumpkins on the courthouse lawn in October, tilting and tur ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Schrader: Enjoying the good life in the country

    The traditional American hymn to life in the wilds of the West talks about a home “where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not c ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Dairy Joy co-owner works through cancer treatment

    HINCKLEY – Dairy Joy Drive-In co-owner Jan Wahlgren was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in May, but she still bikes three blocks to get to work ev ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • NIU's Bill Nicklas to resign effective Nov. 1

    DeKALB – Top Northern Illinois University administrator Bill Nicklas had been considering resigning from the university for several weeks before makin ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Oaken Acres to start building eagle enclosure

    SYCAMORE – Caroline Krecic remembers calling Kathy Stelford years ago to find out how she should help a goose she accidentally hurt with her car.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • DeKalb Park District plans playground shuffle

    DeKALB – DeKalb Park District staff will move playground equipment from one park to another while they figure out what some residents want.
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
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