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  • Transfer agreements let NIU students finish degrees from community college

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker and College of Lake County President Girard W. Weber signed an innovative reverse transfer ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Be prepared for an emergency

    he DeKalb County Health Department reminds residents that this is a good time to prepare for unexpected events by assembling an emergency supply kit f ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • First Baptist Church celebrates 170th anniversary

    DeKALB – The First Baptist Church of DeKalb was the first church organized in DeKalb. It was started by 10 people who signed the documents officially ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reports of substance abuse by eighth graders declining

    October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This observance focuses on the role substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healt ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • A good time to take a drive

    The first time Brett Goff ever drove, he was working on a neighbor’s farm and was told to drive a tractor about three miles. He was 12 years old.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fall is here; watch out for deer

    Fall is here, a time for football, falling leaves and deer-vs.-car accidents.A news release issued b ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Check smoke detectors during Fire Prevention Week

    SYCAMORE – Every October, the National Fire Protection Association and Sycamore Fire Department observe Fire Prevention Week. Throughout the month, fi ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • $10K raffle prize up for grabs at football games

    Don’t miss the chance to win $10,000 in this year’s “Kick-Off-For-Kash” contest sponsored by Resource Bank. Someone could win $10,000 if the varsity h ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Middle schoolers taught bike safety

    GENOA – On Sept. 24, Genoa-Kingston Middle School dedicated one period of class time to educate students about bike safety. Many students ride bikes t ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Youth orchestra concerto competition accepting applications

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts invites instrumentalists and vocalists 18 and younger to participate in the ann ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Beatlemania sweeps Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Ron and Rhonda Himes of Rockford were afraid they wouldn’t be able to get tickets to see American English in Sycamore last Friday, so they ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore to test emergency notification system

    At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, the city of Sycamore will perform a test to all of the registered telephone numbers in the CodeRED Emergency Notificatio ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Seeking nominations for Friend of the Child award

    The Board of Directors of Children's Learning Center is seeking nominations for the Mandy Derrington Friend of the Child Award. The Award commemorates ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Alzheimer’s Association seeks community volunteers

    DeKALB – The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter is seeking people interested in being Alzheimer’s Association community representatives ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Grant funds for public concerts and lectures

    SYCAMORE – The Trust Department of The National Bank & Trust Company of Sycamore is accepting applications for grants from the Mary E. Stevens Trust ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
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