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  • Kishwaukee College enrollment decline continues this spring

    MALTA – Overall enrollment is down about 6.7 percent at Kishwaukee College compared with the previous spring semester, continuing a downward trend tha ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Sycamore considers adding $5 radium treatment fee to water bills

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore residents could see a $5 radium treatment fee added to their water bill starting in May under a budget proposal brought to the Cit ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:39 pm
  • Northwestern Medicine execs discuss $46.4M fitness center plan at 2 public hearings

    DeKALB – Hospital leaders laid out more details at back-to-back public hearings Thursday on a proposal to build a $46.4 million health and fitness cen ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • Photos: Building bookcases for literacy

    Volunteers help create bookcases for the DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in DeKalb. A total of 50 bookcases with childre ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 4:30 pm
  • Photos: Back-To-Back meetings discuss future of KishHealth Fitness & Wellness Center

    A public meeting by the DeKalb County Planning Zoning & Building Department in Sycamore was held directly after one for the Illinois Health Facilities ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 4:22 pm
  • Alex Kube, former Northern Illinois football star, dies at 29

    The local sports world was shaken Thursday by news that former Cary-Grove and Northern Illinois University football star Alex Kube had died.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Photos: Alex Kube, former Cary-Grove standout and NIU football player, remembered in pictures

    Alex Kube, former Cary-Grove standout and NIU football player, is remembered in pictures. Kube, 29, died late Wednesday night, February 8, 2017, with ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 3:29 pm
  • Video: DeKalb County Zoning and Planning building meeting on Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital’s plan to build a $46.4 million fitness center

    Watch video of Thursday's  DeKalb County Zoning and Planning building meeting on Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital’s plan to build a $46.4 mil ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 1:12 pm
  • 6 brilliant B&B experiences across Northern Illinois

    Galena and Chicago aren’t the only places to find great bed-and-breakfast experiences in northern Illinois. Visitors seeking unique and luxurious lodg ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:54 pm
  • WNIJ book series features regional authors

    WNIJ 89.5 FM will feature four regional works of fiction as part of its continuing Read With Me Book Series. The series, hosted by Dan Klefstad, featu ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Kishwaukee College gallery hosting exhibition by Midwest Paint Group

    The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by the Midwest Paint Group, titled “A Winters Work,” through Feb. 24.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Stage Coach offers audition prep workshop

    Stage Coach Theater will offer a Musical Audition Preparation Workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 at Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. First St. in DeK ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • NIU hosts community college art exhibition

    Northern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design is hosting an exhibition of artwork from Illinois community colleges.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Drugs, guns seized from DeKalb apartment

    DeKALB – A police raid on an apartment in DeKalb’s University Village turned up two handguns, more than two ounces of marijuana – most of which was in ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • NIU police partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters

    DeKALB – Robert Clements, a 14-year-old Clinton Rosette Middle School student, spent almost two years waiting to be matched with a mentor through Big ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:37 pm
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