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  • Audio: John F. Kennedy's speech from the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb

    John F. Kennedy spoke at the Egyptian Theater 55 years ago when he was campaigning for the Democratic nomination for president. We take a look back at ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • New power line gets state sign-off

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new transmission line that will run 60 miles across O ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • DeKalb's Adventures in Barbland playground being removed

    DeKALB – DeKalb Park District construction crews expect to finish removing a playground near a former DeKalb elementary school by early next week, par ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Frightfully fun: Scarers and the scared explain joy in DeKalb County haunts

    DeKALB – It was pitch black for about five minutes at the Egyptian Theatre’s haunted house when a lost Michelle Mears bumped into her biggest fear: cl ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Ice cream pumpkin sculpture named festival's 'Pick of the Patch'

    SYCAMORE – In a twist that she didn't expect, Addison Foulk's inspiration for her award-winning pumpkin invention will also be part of her prize.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • DeKalb firefighters extinguish gas line fire

    DeKALB – Crews installing a fence broke an underground natural gas line that caught fire and burned for about 3 hours Thursday in the Meadow Trail sub ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Sycamore woman wants to spread ‘pink positivity’

    SYCAMORE – Before Cheryl Chilson delivers the care packages she puts together for patients at KishHealth System Cancer Center in DeKalb, she likes to ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • DeKalb County Board District 1 race has 2 political newcomers facing off

    SYCAMORE – Two rural residents are facing off for a County Board spot in the hopes of earning their first seat in public office.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Statue of Wally 'Mr. Pumpkin' Thurow unveiled as Sycamore Pumpkin Festival gets underway

    SYCAMORE – Craig Thurow is comforted knowing his dad is back at home in Sycamore. Thurow watched as ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • DeKalb firefighters train for potential Ebola outbreak

    DeKALB – Already covered by a plastic jumpsuit and thick rubber gloves, DeKalb’s Assistant Fire Chief Jeff McMaster twisted his way into another plast ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • DeKalb police consider charging man with making false report

    DeKALB — Police said Wednesday they were still considering whether a man who falsely reported being attacked on a bike path Tuesday near DeKalb High S ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Sycamore park dedication set for Saturday

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District will dedicate its newest park in honor of a lifelong Sycamore resident Saturday.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Residents of Bethany Rehab in DeKalb support breast cancer research

    DeKALB – Pink is Patty Guzik’s favorite color. Guzik, 66, was one of several residents who colored t ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Inaugural Unity Walk brings DeKalb community together

    DeKALB – Joe Mitchell walked through the streets of DeKalb on Tuesday night not only to start a conversation, but to set an example for his own childr ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Tech in the classroom promising, Lincoln Elementary officials report

    DeKALB – Putting mobile computers in students’ hands has taught DeKalb School District 428 those students and their teachers an important lesson: Be f ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:40 pm
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