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  • Drugs blamed in death at Sycamore hotel

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb resident Charles “Chuck” Williams died of a drug overdose in a Sycamore hotel, DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller said Wednesday.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Bold ideas make waves: Some residents in neighborhoods near NIU pushing back

    DeKALB – Tom Scott says Northern Illinois University can expect nearby residents to push back against some of the bold ideas proposed in the last few ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • D-424 has vacant school board seat

    Genoa-Kingston School District 424 has a school board vacancy for a term that expires in April 2015.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Online donation drive focuses on DeKalb County nonprofits

    More than 40 area nonprofits are hoping for a donation frenzy May 6 through Give Local DeKalb County, an online donation drive designed to support loc ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Grand Prairie Gateway project hearing today

    The Illinois Commerce Commission will hold a public hearing today in Elgin to hear comments on ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway project, a proposal to bu ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Youth Service Bureau seeks new executive director

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau hopes to hire a new executive director by the end of June after parting ways with the man who served i ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Malta library giving away free books

    MALTA –Members of the Malta Library Board will give away free books today to promote reading.Malta ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • McCullough appealing 1957 murder conviction

    SYCAMORE – Jack McCullough brought a box of FBI documents to his sentencing hearing for the killing of Maria Ridulph that he said prove his innocence, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Fertilizer spill leads to Route 23 closure

    GENOA – A fertilizer spill led emergency crews to close Route 23 north of Genoa for several hours Tuesday.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Big shoes to fill: Ron Carter retiring as director of NIU Jazz Ensemble

    Ron Carter seems to have been destined for jazz greatness. Given the same name as legendary jazz bas ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Sycamore man sentenced for sexually assaulting 7-year-old

    SYCAMORE – The victim’s parents asked for the maximum of 67 years in prison. Prosecutors suggested 20 years; the defense attorney suggested the 15-yea ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Sycamore OKs license fee for peddlers

    SYCAMORE – Solicitors who go door-to-door to sell items in Sycamore will now pay an added fee to conduct their business.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Sycamore increases opportunities for assisted living facilities

    SYCAMORE – Inquiries about building an assisted living home in Sycamore have prompted the City Council to expand the areas in which one could be allow ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • April 22 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Construction season about to hit DeKalb County roads

    DeKALB – After a particularly harsh winter, DeKalb County residents are just a week or so away from the area's second major season: Construction seaso ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:18 am
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