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  • When to register for DeKalb School District 428

    DeKALB – Online registration for DeKalb School District 428 starts today for all returning students.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • DeKalb council to vote on finance help

    DeKALB – At their meeting tonight, DeKalb aldermen will be asked to spend up to $45,000 to hire two retirees with municipal finance experience to impr ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Oak Crest awards employee grant

    Twice a year for 15 years the Community Relations Committee of the Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center Board of Trustees has awarded a grant in th ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Patricia Schmidt letter of apology

    Note to readers: The following is an open letter from Patricia Schmidt, who was acquitted April 3 on charges of reckless homicide and aggravated reckl ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Schmidt issues public apology in '11 fatal crash

    SYCAMORE – A week after she was acquitted of reckless homicide, Patricia Schmidt apologized to the families of the 21-year-olds killed in the February ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Letter from the parents of Tim Getzelman and Lexi Weber

    It has taken 1,146 days for Patricia Schmidt to issue an apology for causing the deaths of our children. From the evening of Feb. 21, 2011, never once ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Olson: Apology given, pain remains

    Although we’ve written countless stories about Patricia Schmidt’s trial and acquittal, she didn’t become a real person to me until Friday morning.
    April 12, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Finance director resigns in wake of plan to review policies

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb is without a finance director after Laura Pisarcik resigned the same week city Manager Anne Marie Gaura announced financia ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Bench at Sycamore park honors boy killed in crash

    SYCAMORE – As the sun set over Sycamore Lake Rotary Park, Tonda Ranken ran her fingers over a picture of her 11-year-old son, Matthew, who was killed ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • DeKalb High boys strut on stage for local charities

    DeKALB – Seven contestants competed for the title of Mr. DHS in the DeKalb High School auditorium Friday night, with proceeds going to charities selec ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Genoa blindsided by Amtrak line decision

    Genoa officials were outraged to learn that the return of a passenger rail service to Rockford no longer includes a stop in their city.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • NIU police identify staff member found dead

    Northern Illinois University police have identified that staff member found dead of natural causes in Neptune Hall dormitory Wednesday as 31-year-old ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Drug court sober house plan stalls on location issue

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board members say they were against having a sober house because it didn’t fit with the county’s 100-year plan.
    April 11, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Akst: Flat Stanley is simple, fun

    Classroom learning is crucial. As a teacher, I’m not aware of any really effective substitute or replacement for it.
    April 11, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • DeKalb Park District adjusts job responsibilities

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District Board on Thursday decided they are looking for more than a new executive director to add to their employee roster.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:44 pm
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