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  • West School charges ahead with fundraiser

    SYCAMORE – Students at West Elementary School are stepping off their fundraising efforts for the school year on the right foot.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Community Drug Overdose Awareness event set today

    The second annual Community Drug Overdose Awareness event will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m. today at Lions Park, 409 N. Fourth St. in Malta.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Cabana Charley’s in Sycamore to close Sunday

    SYCAMORE – Cabana Charley’s restaurant in Sycamore will close for good Sunday, according to a post on its Facebook page. 
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • County unemployment rate falls

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s unemployment rate hit 5.1 percent last month, down from 6.5 percent in August 2014, according to preliminary numbers released ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • D-428 to host community forums

    DeKALB – School District 428 will host community forums to discuss proposed redistricting plans for the district’s eight elementary schools for the 20 ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office’s Merit Commission hearing to continue for deputies

    DeKALB – As Scott Nissen marked what would have been his son’s 26th birthday Sunday, he didn’t know the officer who pressed on in a high-speed chase t ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • NIU, state working to protect Stevens Building progress

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University officials are trying to figure out what the university can do to preserve the work already done on the Stevens B ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Free concert at Federated Church in Sandwich

    The Federated Church of Sandwich will host Luke DeWitt and Torey Smart in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • State of the County address summarizes a busy year

    SYCAMORE – It’s been a tumultuous year in DeKalb County, and County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski Jr., aimed to recap it all at the first State of th ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • State police report details DeKalb bribe investigation

    DeKALB – DeKalb 7th Ward Alderwoman Monica O’Leary didn’t think there was any bribery afoot, but she told city officials about an incident involving c ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Harvard professor to speak at NIU on HIV/AIDS

    DeKALB – A leading Harvard University HIV/AIDS researcher will take part in a Northern Illinois University lecture series Oct. 1.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Mental health care a concern at KishHealth System-Northwestern Memorial HealthCare merger hearing

    DeKALB – Some DeKalb County residents raised concerns about mental health services in the area as Northwestern Memorial HealthCare prepares to take ov ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • DeKalb County deputies have disciplinary hearing after fatal Kingston police chase

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County Merit Commission is considering firing one sheriff’s deputy and suspending another for policy violations during a March pol ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Barbs past and present mark DeKalb's homecoming week with parade, events

    DeKALB – High schoolers and Barbs alumni alike paraded through DeKalb on Thursday to celebrate homecoming week. 
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Download the HuskieWire podcast: Sept. 24

    The guys talk about the Huskies' game against top-ranked Ohio State – if they should have punted on fourth-and-1 and the performance from the defense. ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 9:17 am
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