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  • Photos: Sycamore Threshing Bee and Steam Show

    The wedding of Cassandra Murray and Christopher Chapman kicked off the parade of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club's Threshing Bee and Steam Show ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • DeKalb-area gas prices up 20 percent overnight

    DeKALB — Tiffany Morris rushed to a local Phillips 66 station Thursday morning to fill up her Honda Odyssey minivan.
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Gas prices jump 50 cents overnight in DeKalb area

    DeKALB – Drivers in the DeKalb County area woke up to about a 50-cents-a-gallon jump in the price of gasoline on Thursday.
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • Photos: Sandwich Opera House in need of repair

    Photo Editor Danielle Guerra photos of the Sandwich Opera House ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 8:55 am
  • Genoa-Kingston schools first in DeKalb County to open doors

    GENOA – Hundreds of students in Genoa-Kingston School District 424 returned to school Wednesday, while other schools across DeKalb County are preparin ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Officials look for funding to repair Sandwich Opera House

    SANDWICH – Head to the Sandwich Opera House of Sandwich on any given day, and you can visit the mayor’s and other city offices, have a birthday party ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 will draw new boundaries, looking to balance enrollment

    DeKALB – Projected enrollment growth in DeKalb School District 428 is prompting officials to consider a new plan to determine which elementary schools ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Chipotle plans second DeKalb location in former Qdoba spot

    DeKALB – Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to add a second restaurant in DeKalb in space formerly occupied by Qdoba in the DeKalb County Shopping Center.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Historian to examine The Beatles’ early years at Genoa library

    GENOA – Beatles Mania will return to Genoa on Tuesday, when an author and pop historian will present on the early years of one the era’s most iconic b ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Bill Cosby poster no longer hanging in NIU Convocation Center

    DeKALB – Although comedian Bill Cosby opened Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center 13 years ago this month, his photographs are no longer ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • DeKalb dragon boat team takes second place in national championship

    DeKALB – Josh Corn played a lot of sports as a boy, but as an adult he needed an outlet for his competitive streak – until he found dragon boat racing ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Safety still a concern at South Prairie Elementary School

    SYCAMORE – South Prairie Elementary School will continue to look into safety procedures at the school, including installing better surveillance camera ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • DeKalb County officials prepare for potential loss of jet fuel revenue

    DeKALB – DeKalb County officials could consider budget cuts in the sheriff’s and state’s attorney’s offices should a pending lawsuit put a multimillio ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Artists on State showcased

    The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting to showcase artwork by Artists on State at Grassroots Juicery & Café. Artists on State ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs law that requires more immunizations for students, toughens opt out option

    DeKALB – One new state law this year requires that sixth- and 12th-graders get meningitis shots. Ano ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 11:46 pm
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