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  • DeKalb officials decline immediate action on city streets smoke-ban

    DeKALB – City council members aren’t ready just yet to ban smoking on city streets on or near the Northern Illinois University campus.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • ‘Fun runs’ more accessible, less threatening than traditional road races

    DeKALB – Rene Douglas would rather run through pools of mud and hurdle knee-high flames than run a traditional road race.
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Photos: DeKalb Keeps Trophy in Annual Sycamore Matchup

    DeKalb and Sycamore met at DeKalb High School in postponed Castle Challenge game on Saturday. ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • DeKalb Park District renovates playground

    The DeKalb Park District recently opened the newly installed playground at Garden of Eden Park. The old wooden structure was replaced with equipment r ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Amid campaign rhetoric, Sycamore students offer refreshing take on civil service

    SYCAMORE – While it didn’t show, Jacob Bliujus was shaking as he stood in front of more than 100 sixth-graders at his new school focusing on making it ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Local nonprofit to host downtown DeKalb fiesta

    DeKALB – DeKalb will get a taste of Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday – literally.Conexión Comunid ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Crash sends Kirkland woman to hospital

    KIRKLAND – A 24-year-old Kirkland woman was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash in rural DeKalb County south of Kirkland.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Hinckley firm under grand jury investigation

    DeKALB – An investigation is ongoing into dealings between the village of Hinckley and a real estate company owned in part by the town’s top elected o ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Lightning postpones Castle Challenge

    DeKALB – The annual Castle Challenge football contest between DeKalb and Sycamore high schools was postponed Friday because of lightning.
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Photos: Castle Challenge Rained Out, Postponed

    Severe weather had fans taking shelter at the Chessick Center before a postponement of the annual DeKalb vs. Sycamore football game Friday.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Straw poll at Sandwich Fair shows support for Trump, Carson

    DeKALB – Presidential hopeful Donald Trump edged out rival Dr. Ben Carson in a fun, yet entirely informal and unscientific, straw poll conducted by th ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Sycamore School District 427 to celebrate its 'superheroes'

    DeKALB – Superheroes are taking over Sycamore this weekend as part of the Sycamore Education Foundation's annual Take Root fundraiser.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Cardboard boaters to set sail in Kingston on Saturday

    KINGSTON – After having to be rescheduled because of the weather earlier this summer, the Kingston Kardboard Boat Regatta will be Saturday at Kingston ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Comptroller Leslie Munger to speak at DeKalb County GOP dinner

    SYCAMORE – Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger will be the keynote speaker at the DeKalb County Republican Central Committee’s annual dinner Saturday i ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Fox Valley Older Adult Services closing branches in DeKalb, Aurora

    DeKALB – Sharon Schopfer received invaluable help from Fox Valley Older Adult Services from 2013 to 2014 as she cared for her husband, who suffers fro ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:19 am
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