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  • Kirkland alumni invited to 4th of July open house

    KIRKLAND – The Kirkland-Hiawatha ninth annual all-school open house for former and current students and former faculty and staff will be from 1 to 5 p ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • NIU graduates, students burdened with average of $30K debt

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University alumnus John Vanderford expects to spend a decade or more paying off $50,000 in student loans he started repayin ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Six Flags unveils Goliath wooden roller coaster

    GURNEE – Climbing to the top of an 180-foot drop at Six Flags Great America’s new wooden roller coaster, Joliet-resident Taylor Trimby is strapped int ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Former Sawyer Auto Imports buildings being razed near downtown DeKalb

    DeKALB – Watching the walls of the buildings that housed their family business for about 80 years being torn down doesn't faze Merle Sawyer and her so ...
    July 2, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • NIU graduate combines art, nature on the I&M Canal

    LOCKPORT – Sea serpent? ... Little bridges? ... Obstacle course for remote control boats? What are t ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Nominations sought for annual women’s award

    DeKALB – Nominations are sought for the 25th annual ATHENA Award and Women of Accomplishment awards.
    July 1, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • County offering senior assessment freeze exemption

    DeKALB – Applications are available for the senior citizen assessment freeze exemption.The exemption ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Campbell defends decision to drop charge in NIU rape case

    SYCAMORE – Clay Campbell said he never would have charged a former Northern Illinois University police officer in the rape of an NIU student had he kn ...
    July 2, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • Report: Jobless rate in DeKalb County lowest since 2008

    DeKALB – DeKalb County has the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, recently released data shows, but employment officials remain cautiously optimisti ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Officials investigating Genoa house fire as county cleans up after storm

    GENOA – Amy Allen was happy to find her sister's family cat, Fluffers, alive and well Tuesday after a fire destroyed the family's single-story home in ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Two hurt as car stuck in sinkhole east of Sycamore

    VIRGIL – Two people were trapped inside a Ford Taurus early Tuesday after the vehicle drove into a sinkhole and a pickup truck drove over it, authorit ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Pet of the Week: Ozzy

    Meet Ozzy. Ozzy is a 1-year-old black retriever and labrador mix available for adoption at TAILS Hu ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Violent storms spare much of DeKalb County

    A band of violent storms that produced torrential rains and powerful wind gusts across the Chicago area late Monday spared much of DeKalb County.
    July 1, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • DeKalb County schools emphasize dangers of texting and driving

    DeKALB – Jacob Alvarez knows he’ll be tempted to text and drive as soon as he gets his license this summer.
    June 30, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA kicks off annual fundraising campaign

    SYCAMORE – After years of struggling with depression, an autoimmune disease and 100 pounds of extra weight, Dena McKnight thought joining the Kishwauk ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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