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  • Photos: DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

    Images from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Kish College ESL students receive grant

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College’s English Language Proficiency Bridge Program received a grant for $1,371 from the Promise Fund of the DeKalb County Commun ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • IVVC names December Students of the Month

    Indian Valley Vocational Center in Sandwich named its December 2015 Students of the Month.This recog ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Winter Wonderland at Littlejohn

    The students of Littlejohn Elementary School in DeKalb, along with their parents, were invited to a fun-filled evening of winter activities to celebra ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Brooks staff offers coffee at drop-off

    As a nice gesture during the last days of the semester, staff members at Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary in DeKalb handed out coffee to parents as they dr ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Three taken to hospital after collision with IDOT truck

    NEW LEBANON – Three people were taken to the hospital after the car they were riding in struck an IDOT truck applying chemicals to the road near the i ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Community leaders honored at DeKalb Chamber of Commerce annual banquet

    DeKALB – Community leaders were honored Thursday at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce annual banquet at Faranda’s Banquet and Conference Center. 
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • New leads may help solve 20-year-old murder of Shabbona woman

    DIXON – A little more than a week after the 20th anniversary of Amy Todd Fleming’s death, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is following new leads in he ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Community hiring event set for Jan. 28

    DeKALB – Kishwaukee College and the Illinois workNet Center will host a Community Hiring Event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Blank Slate Room ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • Coroner: Burned body found on NIU campus was suicide

    DeKALB – A former Northern Illinois University student whose charred remains were found on campus last month committed suicide, DeKalb County Coroner ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • KishHealth officials host merger forum

    SYCAMORE – KishHealth System officials said they plan to address communitywide concern over mental health care access in DeKalb County but have no pla ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Maple Park police chief planning for May retirement

    MAPLE PARK – After 40 years of public service in Kane and DeKalb counties, Maple Park Police Chief Michael Acosta plans to retire in May.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Almost half of DeKalb County employees working without contract

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County employees represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union are working without a contract ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • DeKalb Park District plans 2nd POLARpalooza Winter Festival

    DeKALB – Building on the success of last year’s winter festival, the DeKalb Park District is once again gearing up for a day of fun winter activities.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Sycamore City Council reviews architects' plan for jail expansion project

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore City Council members reviewed a tentative but detailed timeline for DeKalb County’s $35 million jail expansion project, which is e ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is
    Other