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  • Young innovator encourages students while at Change the World Day

    DeKALB – When a family friend died from pancreatic cancer a few years ago, Jack Andraka came up with an idea for a cancer diagnostic test in his biolo ...
    March 12, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Tuition to increase at Kishwaukee College

    MALTA – Tuition for students at Kishwaukee College will increase by $6 a credit hour beginning with summer school.
    March 11, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Aurora Central Catholic High School mourns after fatal crash

    AURORA – Aurora Central Catholic High School student Seth Egger is being remembered as someone who had a smile for everyone.
    March 11, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Whiskey Acres toasts local grains for spirits

    DeKALB – Nick Nagele was cooking up a lucrative future at Whiskey Acres last week – about 500 gallons worth.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Police: Sycamore man used gun to threaten woman

    DeKALB – A man was released on $1,000 bail after police said he brandished a gun and threatened to kill a woman in his Sycamore home.
    March 11, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • NIU program seeks local host families

    Experience another culture without needing to get a passport or leave home? Over the years, hosting visiting international students for a week or two ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reverse transfer agreement signed between Elgin, NIU

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University and Elgin Community College have entered into a reverse transfer agreement, which allows community college stude ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • DeKalb nixes plan to study City Hall ideas

    DeKALB – DeKalb city leaders will have to come up with another way to decide what to do with DeKalb City Hall after aldermen refused a proposal for an ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Sycamore man gets 6 years in prison for child pornography

    SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man was sentenced to six years in prison for possession of child pornography and will be required to register as a sex offender.
    March 10, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Family Tradition Night features cultural insights

    DeKALB – Jay Tiwari shimmied to Mexican music while wearing traditional Indian garb Tuesday night.Ja ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • DeKalb area funeral homes offer environmentally conscious options

    SYCAMORE – In his 15 years providing funeral services, Scott Olson said he’s seen changes in some customers’ attitudes about their effect on their fin ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 board OKs job cuts

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore School District 427 board Tuesday unanimously approved eliminating or reducing personnel across the district as part of their ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Hospice offers caregiver class

    If you regularly take time to help a loved one with errands, personal care, living arrangements, financial and legal concerns or activities, you are a ...
    March 10, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Water main break forces Kishwaukee College campus closure

    MALTA – The Kishwaukee College campus will be closed again Wednesday after a water main break near the college's science wing Tuesday forced officials ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Bemis Toyota dealership loan gets tepid reception from DeKalb City Council

    DeKALB – A deal for the city of DeKalb to give Bemis Toyota financial incentives for redevelopment remains on the table, but aldermen weren’t willing ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:35 pm
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