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  • Project builds literacy, community one bookcase at a time

    DeKALB – The DeKalb-Sycamore Bookcase Project, a local literacy initiative spearheaded by DeKalb Mayor John Rey, marked its fifth year May 7 by giving ...
    May 13, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • Southeast Elementary School kicks off SpartanTV Junior program

    SYCAMORE – A new club open to Southeast Elementary students will offer them a peek into the life of a broadcast journalist.
    May 16, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Sunday school raises money for Meals on Wheels

    Every March, the Sunday school children of First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb host a pancake breakfast to raise money for a nonpro ...
    May 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Trinity Lutheran to donate breakfast proceeds

    Trinity Lutheran Church will host its monthly all-you-can-eat country style breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. May 21 at 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb.
    May 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore resource officers report 84 documented incidents this year

    SYCAMORE – Officers tasked with patrolling Sycamore School District 427 hallways will leave this school year with mostly minor incidents to report.
    May 12, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • AFSCME Council 31 asks for mediator in talks with county

    DeKALB – Despite high hopes, negotiators for DeKalb County and the labor union representing 150 county nursing home workers failed to reach a contract ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Adventurer tells YMCA awards diners about discovering one's self

    Explorer Hannah McKeand is no stranger to challenges. She found herself in the emptiness of the dese ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • 3-car crash in Sycamore leads to rush-hour closure of Peace Road

    SYCAMORE – Peace Road was closed for more than an hour Thursday between Route 64 and Dekalb Avenue after a three-car, chain reaction crash that sent t ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:56 pm
  • No criminal charges against DeKalb County jail staff in overdose death

    SYCAMORE – An investigation by the Illinois State Police into the heroin overdose death of an inmate at the DeKalb County jail found a single instance ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • The Art Box to host 'My Thoughts' exhibit

    Dorothea Bilder, local artist and professor emeritus who taught printmaking, drawing and illustration at Northern Illinois University, will exhibit a ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Charlee's Angel Run to benefit Kishwaukee and IVCH hospitals

    The American Legion Riders Post 181, along with the Kenyon family, will host the second annual Charlee’s Angel Run on June 12 in Sandwich.
    May 12, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Clinton Rosette 7th-graders call for smoke-free parks

    DeKALB – A group of seventh-graders made their pitch for smoke-free parks to DeKalb Park Board leaders and others in the community Wednesday at Clinto ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Nicklas to help Kish College strengthen community ties

    DeKALB – Kishwaukee College’s president has turned to an area stalwart to help the college evaluate its current business community connections, and po ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Sycamore chamber publicly opposes school facility tax

    SYCAMORE – The city’s Chamber of Commerce has plans to speak out against a proposed school facility sales tax, for fear it would run businesses out of ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Developer moving ahead with Royal Estates subdivision in Hinckley

    HINCKLEY – Months after village trustees rejected a revised annexation plan that for the proposed Royal Estates subdivision – that would have brought ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Reader Poll

    If a new bookstore opens in DeKalb, will you shop there?
    Yes, regularly
    Yes, occasionally
    Maybe rarely
    Probably not