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  • Threats shared electronically close schools, disrupt classes

    DeKALB – Tech-savvy students and others are using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services to make anonymous reports of bombs and oth ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Genoa council to consider installing cameras in city

    GENOA – City council members today will consider a proposal to install a surveillance camera system that would allow police to remotely monitor proble ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 set to vote on contract with Federation of DeKalb Office Support Professionals

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 board of education is set to vote on a contract with the Federation of DeKalb Office Support Professionals (FD ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Dog owners showcase their pets at Kennel Club of Yorkville Dog Shows at NIU

    DeKALB – Lynn Meyer traveled from St. Louis area with eight pomeranians, a couple of briards and a Tibetan terrier to participate in a 59th and 60th K ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • DeKalb Park District holds annual Easter Egg Hunt

    It was a simple strategy for Nicholas Kelly, 7, of DeKalb, when it came to hunting for Easter eggs." ...
    April 6, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • DeKalb County pastors to share message of hope, love on Easter

    DeKALB – After the solemn services of Good Friday, local pastors have messages of hope for the crowds that will pack into area churches for Easter Mas ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Men face charges in 2014 Cortland home invasion

    MAPLE PARK – Two Belvidere area men suspected of robbing two Cortland residents at their home in September face home invasion and other charges, polic ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Citizen committees form for Sycamore dog park, splash pad

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District has formed two of six citizen committees dedicated to individual projects to help beautify and enhance the commu ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Pharmacy rep to visit Hinckley on Monday

    HINCKLEY – Hinckley Village Board members once again will discuss a proposed pharmacy on Monday.At t ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Seven vie for 3 seats on DeKalb City Council

    DeKALB – Candidates in the three contested races for DeKalb City Council all want to spur economic development in the city, but have different ideas a ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Malta voters to OK new rate for ambulance service

    MALTA – Residents will be asked whether or not there will be a new tax rate to pay for ambulance service for Malta Fire Protection District.
    April 2, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Easter Bunny to visit DeKalb County

    The Easter Bunny is going to be busy this weekend, hopping about DeKalb County, hiding eggs full of goodies.
    April 2, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • DeKalb County unemployment rate hits 5.9 percent in February

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in February, down from 8.4 percent during the same month last year, according to prelim ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • NIU gears up for Huskie Bowl

    DeKALB – Fans and community members will have a chance to see much more than football April 11 at Northern Illinois University’s annual Huskie Bowl.
    April 2, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Some NIU alumni stay in DeKalb county, many move to Chicago-area

    DeKALB – Twenty-year-old hospitality management major Alexandria Celestin came from Chicago to study at Northern Illinois University.
    April 2, 2015 - 10:39 pm
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