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  • Cortland Scout makes Eagle

    Alex Cohen, a member of Boy Scout Troop 33 chartered at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, was recently presented the Eagle Scout Award, the highest ran ...
    July 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb band concert takes a trip to outer space

    The DeKalb Municipal Band’s summer concert series resumes at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Dee Palmer Band Shell at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. Soprano ...
    July 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Somonauk junior designs official Summerfest tee

    SOMONAUK – The Somonauk Summerfest Committee announced the winner of the Summerfest T-shirt Design Contest. The winning design will be printed on T-sh ...
    July 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Malta couple takes to the air with build-your-own plane

    MALTA – Isabelle Kovarik loves to fly.“I’ve wanted to fly since I was a kid,” she said. “But my pare ...
    July 4, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Burmese librarians visit NIU during tour of U.S.

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is the last stop for four Burmese librarians learning about technology, preserving books and more this summer.
    July 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Cortland car burglary information sought

    CORTLAND – Crime Stoppers is seeking information on two car burglaries that occurred in Cortland last month.
    July 4, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Search continues for Maple Park man reported missing 7 years ago

    DeKALB – Every spring, Sue Olsen travels across DeKalb County to refresh signs and billboards about her son Bradley, who was last seen in 2007 in DeKa ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Star-spangled spectacle draws big crowds to DeKalb

    DeKALB – Will Ocasio arrived at Hopkins Park at 10 a.m. to secure the perfect location for his group of friends to watch the fireworks.
    July 6, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • Photos: Fourth of July

    Images from Hopkins Park in DeKalb on the Fourth of July ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Tips for taking in city of DeKalb's fireworks show

    DeKALB – It's taken Jackie Suwanski years to perfect the art of finding a spot to watch the fireworks show in DeKalb.
    July 3, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • DeKalb open mic nights still vibrant after House Cafe reopens

    DeKALB – Monday night in DeKalb for Michael Simon means musicians, comedians and others like him with a mixture of talent and nerve descending on The ...
    July 4, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Kirkland throws multiday Fourth of July celebration

    KIRKLAND – For Denny Rehn, being a part of the Kirkland Lions Club and grilling 2,500 pork chop sandwiches this holiday weekend was a job he had to ea ...
    July 3, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Photos: Kirkland's Fourth of July Celebration

    Images from Kirkland's Fourth of July celebration on Thursday. ...
    July 3, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Stars and Stripes donation effort underway in DeKalb, Sycamore to help seniors

    Samantha Slagle and her parents, Wayne and Helen Slagle, wanted to help local seniors during the holiday season – just not the holiday most people ass ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Summer lunch program feeds hungry kids

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 is participating in a free summer food program for the first time after more than half of the students at West ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:44 pm
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