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  • Athena Award nominees sought

    Community members are encouraged to submit nominations for the 27th annual DeKalb Athena Award and Women of Accomplishment.
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb auction brings back memories

    DeKALB – On Oct. 14, 1955, Clara Miner attended a breakfast for Community Chest volunteers at the Farm Bureau auditorium, where the featured speaker w ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • DeKalb wants more info before impact fee changes

    DeKALB – Aldermen said Monday they want to have more information before thinking further about giving builders and developers a break on impact fees f ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Watch out for wild parsnip: Yellow-flowered plant’s sap can irritate skin; undisturbed, it’s harmless

    Photos of a yellow-flowered plant that can cause severe burns have circulated social media this summer. The offending plant – the potentially invasive ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Ellwood House hosts ice cream social and art fair

    DeKALB – It’s been an August tradition in DeKalb for 47 years. The Ellwood House Museum hosted its annual ice cream social Sunday, and hundreds of fol ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Rollover crash near Virgil leaves 1 dead

    VIRGIL – A St. Charles man was killed and a Maple Park man seriously injured after a crash early Saturday on Route 64 in Kane County, just east of the ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • 1 killed when motorcycle collides with truck near Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – A motorcyclist from Kingston was killed and his passenger was seriously injured after their bike collided with a pickup truck Saturday.
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Waterman Community Chest distributes funds

    Waterman Community Chest held its annual donation distribution evening on March 28. Local businesses and community members made contributions during t ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Youth Engaged in Philanthropy invites new members to event

    Youth Engaged in Philanthropy is seeking new high-school-age members from DeKalb County. Interested youth are invited to the YEP meet-and-greet from 4 ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • TAILS clears the shelter

    TAILS Humane Society adopted 66 animals on July 23 during the Clear the Shelter adoption promotion. Pictured is Aaron Griffin who adopted Tex, a 4-yea ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • WNIJ seeking volunteers for radio information service

    DeKALB – Radio station WNIJ FM-89.5 is seeking volunteers for the Northern Illinois Radio Information Service.
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Institute of Peace award recognizes DeKalb native Carol McKay

    The U.S. Institute of Peace recently presented its inaugural employee award, named for a diplomat who became the second president of the U.S. Institut ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Trial date set for former NIU police officer accused of assaulting student

    SYCAMORE – A former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student in 2011 could go to trial in December.
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • DeKalb council to discuss waiving developer fees

    DeKALB – In an effort to spur construction of new homes in DeKalb, the city might look to offer builder incentives, according to an impact fee discuss ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Hopkins pool to reopen Saturday

    DeKALB – The Hopkins Park pool will reopen Saturday after an emergency closure.Park district officia ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:51 pm
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