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  • Sycamore City Council considers property tax levy plans

    SYCAMORE – The City Council at its next meeting Dec. 7 will consider a property-tax levy plan that would increase the average homeowner’s city tax bil ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • State board OKs Northwestern acquisition of KishHealth

    BOLINGBROOK – A state regulatory board Tuesday approved Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare’s acquisition of KishHealth System in a deal th ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Leaf collection continues through Nov.

    The city of DeKalb’s Department of Public Works will continue its annual Loose Leaf Collection Program through November.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Hinckley board rejects Royal Estates annexation plan

    HINCKLEY – Village of Hinckley trustees may have passed on more than $250,000 in revenue for the town when they failed to pass an annexation agreement ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Sycamore City Council refers annexation agreement back to Planning Commission

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council has referred a highly debated annexation agreement back to the city’s Planning Commission in hopes a workshop ses ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Increased arts and culture the focus of DeKalb summit

    DeKALB – An arts, cultural and entertainment corridor, public art sculptures and more arts-focused initiatives may be on the way for DeKalb and the re ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois no longer taking Syrian refugees

    Illinois on Monday joined more than a dozen other states trying to block or suspend accepting Syrian ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • DeKalb County cooks stay true to tradition this Thanksgiving

    DeKalb County cooks say no thanks to the idea of ham for Thanksgiving, even if it could save them a few dollars.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • 'Rash of vandalism and graffiti' reported at Kaneland High School

    MAPLE PARK – Kaneland High School on Monday experienced "a rash of vandalism and graffiti," including a threat that was deemed not to be credible, acc ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • ‘Relay for Life’ gears up for 2016 with bowling fundraiser

    Brian King of DeKalb supports the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of DeKalb County to help make sure cancer patients have the community suppo ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • DeKalb Ag association to host Family Day

    The DeKalb Area Agricultural Association will host a Family Day on Wednesday, Nov. 18. “Agriculture 101: Corn” will feature five hands-on activities f ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • DeKalb police seeking donations for Heroes and Helpers program

    DeKALB – Police are seeking donations to make sure as many DeKalb-area kids as possible have presents to open on Christmas morning.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Local men growing their beards to show they care, raise awareness

    DeKALB – Members of Northern Illinois University’s baseball team are trying to change the face of men’s health by sporting beards this November.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Gobbler Gallop 5K is Sunday

    The Waterman Lions Club will hold its 9th annual Gobbler Gallop 5K walk/run on Saturday, Nov. 21, through the scenic streets of Waterman.  
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Unexpectedly greener future for Fairdale family

    DeKALB – A Fairdale family got a big surprise Saturday. Stefanie and Rodney Jacobson, who have two c ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 9:06 am
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