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  • Kishwaukee College faces choppy fiscal future

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College pumped most of the $1.1 million it got from the state this month back into its rainy-day fund, replenishing its reserves in ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Sycamore parks fundraising campaign gets a $25K boost

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District’s fundraising campaign got a boost from a recent $25,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Sycamore.
    May 17, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Couple trade in DeKalb two-bedroom apartment for tiny house

    DeKALB – An organic farmer and his wife, a student at Northern Illinois University, spent the past year building a 185-square-foot house on a trailer ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Photos: Inside a DeKalb tiny house

    Christopher Futty talks about the floor plans to the house he is building with his wife Allie Futty in the driveway of their apartment in DeKalb in Ma ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • Committee to reveal 2016 Pumpkin Fest theme

    SYCAMORE – One lucky elementary school student will secure their spot in October's Pumpkin Fest parade and be named the festival's theme contest winne ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Man airlifted to hospital after tractor accident near DeKalb

    DeKALB – A 78-year-old man was flown to a Rockford hospital after he was pinned beneath a John Deere tractor this morning.
    May 17, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • DeKalb County organization to host resource fair

    DeKALB – The Permanency Action Team of DeKalb County will gather local family resources and give away more than 10,000 pounds of free food May 24.
    May 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Citizens Utility Board to host free clinic in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Citizens Utility Board will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Sycamore-area residents who want to save money on utilities.
    May 24, 2016 - 6:10 pm
  • Friday deadline for DeKalb County Business Incubator

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County Business Incubator is accepting applications and plans to open by July 1.
    May 16, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Sycamore City Council approves contentious annexation agreement

    SYCAMORE – City Council members on Monday voted, 7-1, in favor of a hotly debated annexation agreement that will prepare to add 300 acres of residenti ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 officials eye cuts with looming deficit

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been corrected to reflect that no teacher cuts are being proposed for fiscal 2017.
    May 17, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • Sandwich High School Class of 2016 celebrates

    As parents, other family members and friends looked on Sunday afternoon, 155 members of the Sandwich High School Class of 2016 received their diplomas ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • DeKalb County law enforcement officers honor fallen brothers, sisters

    SYCAMORE – Dozens gathered Monday to remember the more than 125 law enforcement officers who died in service to their communities in 2015.
    May 16, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Indian Creek High School graduates 60 in Class of 2016

    SHABBONA – When Kurtis Rood of Shabbona was in eighth grade, his grandfather, Larry Peppers of Hinckley, taught him how to play golf.
    May 16, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Photo Gallery: 2016 NIU Spring Graduation

    Check out our images from Northern Illinois University's 2016 spring graduation ceremonies here. ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:14 am
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