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  • Sycamore man found not guilty of sex abuse charges

    SYCAMORE – Larry Phillips walked out of DeKalb County Courthouse a free man for the first time in more than a year after jurors acquitted him Tuesday ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • NIU’s Dan Gebo named ‘Illinois Professor of the Year’

    DeKALB – Joanna Lambert saw her first monkey in the wild while she was on a research trip in Uganda with Northern Illinois University professor Dan Ge ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Field of dreams: New community garden project aims to help those with disabilities

    DeKALB – Gene Heinsohn worried about what his 20-year-old son Scott, who has Down syndrome, would do once he finished an educational transition progra ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • DeKalb County enterprise zone gets unanimous OK from County Board

    SYCAMORE – Now that DeKalb County Board members have approved the county’s bid for an enterprise zone, the next step will be to have local municipalit ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • DeKalb woman accused of murdering child found fit for trial

    SYCAMORE – The mother of John B. Hawks wiped tears from her eyes Wednesday morning as she watched her one-time friend formally deny she murdered the 1 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Sycamore Police Department accredited by Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Police Chief Don Thomas wanted his department to be recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program before he ret ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 board sets property tax levy

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 board unanimously set an estimated property tax levy Tuesday.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Brad Paisley coming to NIU Convocation Center Feb. 5

    DeKALB – Tickets go on sale Friday for country music star Brad Paisley’s Feb. 5 concert at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • DeKalb County road crews ready for winter weather

    DeKALB – With thousands of tons of salt at their disposal, officials watching over DeKalb County’s roads say they are ready for whatever this winter b ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • DeKalb County's Fixin Feral Felines are stray-cat saviors

    SYCAMORE – Almost every night, Jane Kosek feeds a group of seven feral cats at Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park near Sycamore in hopes of eventually ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • DeKalb couple accused of sexually assaulting a teen in Cortland

    SYCAMORE – Two DeKalb residents remained in DeKalb County Jail on Monday on allegations that they sexually assaulted a teenager in May, authorities sa ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Feed My Starving Children meal tally tops 1 million

    SYCAMORE – By midday Saturday, Greg Howells knew the Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event he and three others were hosting wasn’t going to j ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Legislators predict an uneventful veto session

    SPRINGFIELD – Local lawmakers are predicting quiet on the Springfield front when it reconvenes later this week in the months before the January sweari ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Face of FFA evolving

    MALTA – Before Katie Arndt joined FFA she felt belittled by students who didn’t understand her life growing up on a pig farm in Malta.
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Adams Township neutral on question of marijuana facility

    LELAND – Could marijuana put Leland on the map?Residents and community leaders attended an Adams Tow ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:34 pm
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