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  • Budget impasse puts NIU's Stevens Building construction on hold

    DeKALB – The $27.4 million Stevens Building project has come to a grinding halt on the Northern Illinois University campus, another casualty of the st ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • DeKalb Dental Group to offer free services

    DeKALB – DeKalb Dental Group will provide free services Aug. 14 as part of Annual Free Dentistry Day. 
    July 21, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • DeKalb man accused in baby's death still awaiting trial

    SYCAMORE – After a judge denied a DeKalb man’s effort to bar testimony regarding Shaken Baby Syndrome, he could go to trial later for allegedly shakin ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Sycamore crime at 25-year low

    SYCAMORE – Major criminal offenses in Sycamore declined last year to the lowest level in more than two decades.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Mayor John Rey, NIU President Doug Baker, City Manager Anne Marie Gaura deliver Dekalb's 2015 State of the City address

    DeKALB – City leaders and Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker touted local accomplishments and improving town-gown relations Tuesday at ...
    July 22, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • Family Service Agency to host senior health fair

    DeKALB – The Family Service Agency will host its 2015 Senior Citizen’s Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Citizens Utility Board to host presentation in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Citizens Utility Board will host a free presentation to help electric and natural gas customers cut utility costs from 6 to 7 p.m. Thur ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • July 21 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 ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • The Bean coffee stand raising funds to expand menu

    DeKALB – Downtown coffee stand The Bean could add crepes to its menu this summer, provided they find a health department approved kitchen and raise eq ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • D-428 to offer birth to pre-K vision, hearing, education, language screenings

    DeKALB – DeKalb School District 428 will provide screenings for children ages birth through preschool in August. 
    July 20, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Park 88 Group LLC and 3M get preliminary approval for expansion project

    DeKALB – Park 88 Group LLC and 3M have preliminary approval to break ground on the expansion project that will connect 3M’s existing Park 88 campus wi ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Kishwaukee College adjunct faculty forms union

    MALTA – More than 100 part-time Kishwaukee College teachers has formed a union and contract negotiations should begin this fall.
    July 20, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Sycamore Titans 9U team caps successful summer season

    SYCAMORE – When the Sycamore Titans 9U baseball team started the season, many of its members thought they would be a decent team.
    July 20, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • 3 Sycamore athletes to compete in Special Olympics World Games

    DeKALB – A trio of Sycamore athletes are going for the gold in Los Angeles. Brendan Morrissey, 31, M ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • DeKalb County prepares for National Night Out event

    The DeKalb County National Night Out, a nationwide campaign hosted locally with joint efforts by law enforcement to prevent crime, will be Aug. 4 in t ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you want to happen to the vacant building at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb?
    Rehab it
    Knock it down and build new
    Whatever brings new business there quickest