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  • Communiversity Garden seeks volunteers on NIU campus

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s Communiversity Garden is overflowing with vegetables, but staff members who maintained it are ready for studen ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Gov. hopeful Rauner visits NIU entrepreneurship class

    DeKALB – After learning how Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner became a wealthy venture capitalist, Northern Illinois University student ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Police: Sycamore man on LSD damaged prosecutor's home

    SYCAMORE – A special prosecutor will handle the criminal case of a 20-year-old Sycamore man accused of damaging a DeKalb County prosecutor’s car and h ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Tech presence growing in classrooms

    DeKALB – Give Chynna Anthony a choice for her social studies research and she’ll pick her Chromebook laptop over a seven-year-old textbook every time.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • State officials accepting medical marijuana card applications

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is accepting applications for qualifying patients and caregivers for a medical cannabis registration identifi ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • DeKalb man faces drug-dealing charges

    DeKALB – A 19-year-old DeKalb man is accused of trying to sell marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms in DeKalb, authorities said.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • DeKalb traffic stop leads to marijuana seizure

    DeKALB – A traffic stop by a Northern Illinois University police officer led to the seizure of several pounds of marijuana Monday, court records show.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Sirens in DeKalb only a system test

    DeKALB – The tornado siren that went off in DeKalb on Wednesday around 10 a.m. was a test of the city's backup siren system after the regular system w ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • Sycamore High School’s courtyard revitalized

    SYCAMORE – Tim Carlson’s vision for a lively courtyard area at Sycamore High School is finally coming to fruition.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Sandwich Fair opens gates today; festivities run through Sunday

    SANDWICH – More than 50 years after Marvin Koerper first entered a sheep competition at the Sandwich Fair, he still makes his way to the fairgrounds e ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Another charged in connection with DeKalb meth lab

    DeKALB – Another man has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine manufacturing ring centered at Travel Inn in DeKalb last fall, authorities ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • No prison time in Facebook stabbing case

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore man who admitted stabbing a man after an argument that started on Facebook i ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Child porn plea deal reached for Cortland man

    SYCAMORE – A Cortland man has registered as a sexual predator after a plea agreement was reached last week in which he avoided prison time, records sh ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • DeKalb woman remembered as traveler, educator

    DeKALB – Debra Hopkins would often run into grateful former students on her travels around the world, her husband, Roger Hopkins, remembered Tuesday.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • DeKalb City Council tightens video gaming rules

    DeKALB – DeKalb aldermen added a new restriction that will guarantee video gambling terminals won’t pop up in restaurants across DeKalb.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:51 pm
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