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  • Campaign urges homeowners to call 811 before digging

    Sycamore Fire Department officials are advising residents to call 811 before they dig, which is the law in Illinois.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • DeKalb leaders to discuss building inspections

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council is slated to discuss its building inspection program during its Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Sycamore High sets date for freshman orientation

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School will hold two events for incoming students.Freshman orientation nigh ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Aug. 10 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. 10, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • KSO hosts first Family Fun Day

    SYCAMORE – Eight-year-old Julia Glover of DeKalb attempted to scale the climbing wall at the first Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Family Fun Day.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Photos: Back to School Celebration

    Images from the second annual celebration at Welsh Park on Saturday. ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Sycamore teen wins state fair contest – again

    SYCAMORE – For the second year in a row, Sycamore High School junior Bailey Hunt has been crowned the champion of chicken-raisers.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Cortland Summer Fest offers live music, fireworks

    CORTLAND – Sycamore resident Rick Perkins was ready to enjoy the music Friday at Cortland Summer Fest.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • D-428 eyes middle school class sizes

    DeKALB – With school starting in less than three weeks, District 428 leaders are trying to ease Huntley Middle School teachers’ worries that class siz ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Baker marks first year as NIU president

    DeKALB – The image of Doug Baker on the sidelines of a Northern Illinois University basketball game high-fiving students is one that – to Joe Palmer – ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Sycamore skateboarder in fair condition after crash

    SYCAMORE – A 13-year-old Sycamore boy remained in fair condition Friday afternoon at a Rockford hospital after he collided with a pickup truck while r ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Plea deal finalized in DeKalb armed robbery

    SYCAMORE – A woman originally charged in an armed robbery in which two DeKalb office employees’ personal items were stolen will avoid prison time.
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Pappas plans steakhouse on Sycamore Road

    DeKALB – Developer John Pappas plans to open a bar and restaurant called the Ellwood Steakhouse at his development at the former Small’s Furniture Cit ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • DeKalb roommate accused of dealing cocaine, too

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Associate Judge John McAdams released a 19-year-old DeKalb woman from jail on her own recognizance Friday after prosecutors f ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Some workers in DeKalb County struggle with unseen disabilities

    DeKALB – DeKalb resident Kristin Maldonado finds comfort in knowing her manager at Michaels in DeKalb struggles with the same autoimmune disorder as s ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:02 am
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