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  • 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
  • Hydrant flushing starts Monday in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Water Department will flush fire hydrants across the city from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • DeKalb DSW opening draws curious shoppers

    DeKALB – Sycamore resident Jeanna Valentin needed to buy sandals Thursday before she got a pedicure and saw comedian Gabriel Iglesias at Northern Illi ...
    April 11, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • DeKalb woman faces home invasion charge

    DeKALB – Shakita Scott’s wallet was stolen at a party Sunday night, and after a fight broke out hours later at the DeKalb apartment where she thought ...
    April 11, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Assessment office seeks address forms

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County’s Chief County Assessment Office is asking people who have moved in the past year to contact the office.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • April 10 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Photos: Farewell Ron Carter

    Images from Ron Carter's "last hoorah" Thursday evening. ...
    April 10, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Happy homecoming for long-deployed parents

    SYCAMORE – Liam Burton waited 167 days to give his mom and dad their first kisses. On Thursday, 18-m ...
    April 11, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Service members’ kids benefit from dance show

    When Jodi Riley’s husband was deployed to Afghanistan, her children were able to enroll in sports programs because of scholarships they received throu ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • DeKalb launches emergency alert system

    DeKALB – DeKalb emergency officials have a new way to notify residents in the case of severe weather, large fires or other emergency situations.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Local park board presidents aren’t ruling out gaming terminals

    DeKALB – DeKalb resident Sam Volkert golfs three to four times a week, and he places the occasional $1 side bet with friends.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:44 am
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