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  • High school boys bowling: DeKalb's Ranzy Collins heading to state

    DeKalb senior Ranzy Collins will be heading to the boys bowling state finals.The Barbs finished 30 p ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Northern Illinois men's basketball at Akron preview

    Tipoff: 6 p.m. tonight, AkronMedia: 1360AM/98.9 FMRecords: Huskies 16-3 overall, 5-1 in MAC West; Zi ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Gymnastics: Hickey making big impact for Barbs heading into postseason

    SYCAMORE – As a freshman on the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op gymnastics team, it's not like Madison Hickey hasn't competed before.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Next Level: Former prep rivals, Caroline Heimerdinger and Bailey Gilbert, cross paths again in college

    Caroline Heimerdinger and Bailey Gilbert were familiar foes in their prep careers. Heimerdinger’s days at Kaneland and Gilbert’s career at Sycamore in ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • VIEWS: Huskies dominating final eight minutes during historic start

    DeKALB – No, I’m not crazy.On Friday, when the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team led by a few ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Peyton Manning, Broncos scramble to Super Bowl in 20-18 win over New England

    DENVER – Peyton Manning is off and running. ... All the way to the Super Bowl.He has his defense to ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • Prep roundup: Sycamore boys bowling surges into state tournament with strong last game

    The Sycamore boys bowling team surged from a tie for the sixth and final qualifying spot into fifth on Saturday in the Rockford East Regional at Don C ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • Wrestling: McGee, Jacobo help Barbs win first NIB 12 tourney title

    DeKALB – A newly minted conference champion at 126 pounds, both Brenden McGee and coach Mike Pater hope that's just the beginning for the DeKalb senio ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Huskies commit 23 turnovers, drop sixth straight game

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois women's basketball team picked the wrong time to run into the best team in the Mid-American Conference.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • Photos: NIU men's hoops beats Toledo

    Images from the NIU men's basketball team's victory against Toledo on Jan. 22 ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Chicago Bears hire Dave Ragone as quarterbacks coach

    The Bears hired Dave Ragone as their quarterbacks coach, the team announced Friday.Ragone spent the ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Blackhawks lack energy in shutout loss to Panthers

    SUNRISE, Fla. – Aaron Ekblad came back, and the Florida Panthers made an emphatic return to their winning ways.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Perfect timing: Smith heads into sectional with first career 300s under his belt

    SYCAMORE – Trevor Smith never rolled a perfect game in his bowling career.In the third game of the M ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Girls basketball: Indian Creek wins LTC title for second straight year

    EARLVILLE – The Indian Creek girls basketball team escaped a last second buzzer beater at the end of regulation to beat Serena 52-49 and win the Littl ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Local roundup: NIU wrestling falls at Ohio; DeKalb, Sycamore boys hoops pick up wins

    The Northern Illinois wrestling team lost at No. 23 Ohio 23-10 on Friday in a dual moved up two hours due to an impending blizzard.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is