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  • Plea deal finalized in DeKalb armed robbery

    SYCAMORE – A woman originally charged in an armed robbery in which two DeKalb office employees’ personal items were stolen will avoid prison time.
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Pappas plans steakhouse on Sycamore Road

    DeKALB – Developer John Pappas plans to open a bar and restaurant called the Ellwood Steakhouse at his development at the former Small’s Furniture Cit ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • DeKalb roommate accused of dealing cocaine, too

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Associate Judge John McAdams released a 19-year-old DeKalb woman from jail on her own recognizance Friday after prosecutors f ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Some workers in DeKalb County struggle with unseen disabilities

    DeKALB – DeKalb resident Kristin Maldonado finds comfort in knowing her manager at Michaels in DeKalb struggles with the same autoimmune disorder as s ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Joyful gathering welcomes Navy veteran home to Genoa

    GENOA – Before Cody Noren was deployed to Afghanistan, his family had a going away party to celebrate all the holidays and anniversaries he was going ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • DeKalb County residents listed in state treasurer's unclaimed funds database

    DeKALB – DeKalb County residents are owed about $5.7 million in unclaimed money from inactive bank accounts, utility deposits, insurance policies and ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Akst: Following up on utility prices

    After this column appears each week, I check online for comments. It’s great if somebody says something complimentary that sparks a deeper discussion.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 6:53 am
  • Traffic reconfiguration to open Route 38 overpass lanes next week

    GENEVA – Starting Monday, one lane of traffic in each direction will be opened on the new Route 38 bridge over the Union Pacific railroad tracks on Ge ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Grant gives Kirkland library new books

    KIRKLAND – Kirkland library staff will add 81 new books to the children’s sections thanks to a grant from an Oregon-based foundation.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • DeKalb County Red Cross chapter seeks volunteers

    DeKALB – As an American Red Cross volunteer, Somonauk resident Joe Dillett traveled to New York three times to help feed those affected by Hurricane S ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • August 7 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 ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Photos: Welcome Home, Cody Noren

    Images from the surprise homecoming for U.S. Navy Chief Petty Office Cody Noren in Genoa on Thursday.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Crews treat algea at NIU lagoon

    DeKALB – A portion of the lagoon at Northern Illinois University has been treated with pesticides to mitigate algae as workers continue beautifying ca ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Shining a light on nearby nuisances

    A driver might have sat for minutes on Peace Road at the Bethany Road stoplight, wondering what phantom car on Bethany Road was keeping his light from ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Free VAC community meals no longer will be offered

    SYCAMORE – Due to reductions in funding, Voluntary Action Center in Sycamore has discontinued its free community dinners while maintaining its core pr ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:08 pm
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