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  • Basketball: New-look Barbs wrap up summer season

    DeKALB – Tradition doesn’t graduate.Coach Al Biancalana has been preaching that to his DeKalb boys b ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Habitat for Humanity home nears completion in Fairdale

    Donations found Fairdale resident Deena Schell, this time in the form of windows from Andersen Windo ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Incoming Indian Creek superintendent says communication will be priority

    SHABBONA – Indian Creek School District 425’s new superintendent plans to make communication a priority as he takes the helm of the school district th ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Artful restoration: Creative fundraisers planned to help renovate former Finnish hall

    DeKALB – Diane Rodgers believes in love at first sight. She first saw the Majakka Finnish Temperance Hall by accident, while taking a walk in the area ...
    July 4, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • DeKalb celebrates July 4th at Hopkins Park

    For 43 years, Don Clayberg has been celebrating the Fourth of July at DeKalb’s Hopkins Park playing games, grilling food and enjoying friends and fami ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • STEM Café program explores links between DNA, disease, treatment

    At the next STEM Café, “The Human Blueprint,” Northern Illinois University Associate Professor of Biology Rick Johns will explore the latest scientifi ...
    July 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • New free days at Midwest Museum

    A new schedule of free days at the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore will begin this month.
    July 3, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • DeKalb County Treasurer distributes $108.4 million in taxes

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Treasurer’s Office distributed $108,443,764.06 in property taxes to local taxing bodies ahead of schedule.
    July 3, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Kaneland school district sets 2016-17 budget

    Kaneland School District 302’s tentative budget for the upcoming school year calls for $70.9 million in spending, including an operating budget of $58 ...
    July 3, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • NIU dean retires after 30 years on campus

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University bid farewell to one of its venerable deans Thursday, who retired after being on campus for three decades.
    July 3, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Sandwich kicks off Fourth of July festivities with Freedom Days Parade

    SANDWICH – Karsta Erickson grew up in Sandwich but now lives in Indiana. On Saturday, Erickson returned home for the Fourth of July weekend to watch t ...
    July 3, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Walnut Grove Vocational Farm receives grant

    Donna Turner, member of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, presents a grant check to Dan Kenney, executive director of DeKalb County Community Ga ...
    July 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Prepare now for Kingston Fest Boat Regatta

    Although Brad and Zach Edwards demonstrated that a seaworthy cardboard boat can be built in just one hour, other contenders take longer to construct t ...
    July 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Green Living Festival planned for August

    On Thursday, Aug. 4, from noon until 2:30 PM, the Green Living Festival will take place in the Multipurpose Room at the DeKalb County Health Departmen ...
    July 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Books donated in memory of Sycamore Women's Club members

    The Sycamore Women's Club donated two books in memory of two club members who died. Lorena Butts enj ...
    July 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
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