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  • DeKalb, county unemployment rates plummet

    DeKALB – DeKalb County and state unemployment rates are improving compared with last year’s rate, although the labor force shrank along with the numbe ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • DeKalb library expansion project on schedule

    DeKALB – DeKalb Public Library Director Dee Coover thinks the view from her office window beats the view from any others.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Attorneys recommended for associate judge spots

    DeKALB – Several local attorneys have been recommended to fill two vacancies as associate judges for the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which serves DeKalb an ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Sycamore plans to test new Code Red system

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore leaders encourage residents and local businesses to sign up for the Code Red Emergency Notification System before they test the ne ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Parents on alert after sex offender moves near Genoa school bus stop

    GENOA – Some Genoa parents are concerned after the school district decided to keep a bus stop near where a sex offender lives, while also offering a n ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Man behind police video has prior arrests

    DeKALB – The man behind the widely viewed video of a police officer losing his temper at a police safety checkpoint last weekend is 27-year-old DeKalb ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • DeKalb's Espiritu leaving city government

    DeKALB – Assistant City Manager Rudy Espiritu is leaving DeKalb for a similar job in Highland Park that will get him closer to his ideal job as a city ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Planning for Community Spelling Bee underway

    DeKALB – The 15th annual Community Spelling Bee will be held Oct. 16 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Sycamore.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Police increase patrols after fight at NIU fraternity

    DeKALB – Police are still investigating a fight that reportedly occurred earlier this month at a Northern Illinois University fraternity.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • DeKalb approves 3-year contract with AFSCME

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council on Monday approved a three-year union contract with annual raises for more than 40 employees.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • 14 DeKalb County townships set property assessment appeal deadlines

    SYCAMORE – The countdown begins today for property owners in 14 local townships to challenge their tax assessments.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • DeKalb County police agencies consider body cameras for officers

    DeKALB – Before the end of the year, four Northern Illinois University police officers will be equipped with body cameras, a trendy police tool that’s ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Motorcyclist remains hospitalized after Peace Road crash

    DeKALB — A DeKalb motorcyclist remained hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday, five days after a construction worker illegally attempted a U-turn and ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Bench trial should begin Tuesday for next defendant in Hickory Street killings

    JOLIET – The alleged instigator of the Hickory Street murders decided Monday to leave his fate in the hands of a judge instead of a jury.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • NIU’s Stevens Building renovation, rebuild begins

    DeKALB – Graduate student Jessica Ritsche looks forward to the day Northern Illinois University’s anthropology department is much more centralized.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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