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  • Oktoberfest a success for Genoa Lions

    GENOA – The Genoa Lions had great weather for the sixth annual Oktoberfest. The money raised supports the Lions’ community projects like college schol ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Facebook pledges could win a grant for a local PTA

    As a supporter of National PTA, Sylvan Learning Center in Sycamore is encouraging all parents to commit to being the best Chief Education Officers (CE ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:55 am
  • Dehumidifier that sparked fire was part of a recall

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore fire officials are asking residents to check their dehumidifiers after determining the dehumidifier in last week’s fire was part o ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:35 am
  • Mental health board seeks to fill opening

    The DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board is seeking candidates for an open seat on the board.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • Kish donates 5K proceeds to Adventure Works

    SYCAMORE – The seventh annual KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center 5K Run/Walk, held on May 31, raised $5,521, with an additional contribution of ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Where have all the birds gone? The incredible journey

    The lament is heard every fall, when many of the colorful birds that had visited backyard bird feeders have left.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:24 am
  • Students in autism program earn their first paychecks

    Getting their first paycheck is one of the biggest thrills in any young person’s life. Jariah Aden, 19, and Daniel Escamilla, 20, are no different.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • Fantasy Fest kicks off month of Big Read events

    DeKALB – Brick Schiola-Williams wasn't sure if he wanted to dress up."He was afraid no one else was ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:57 am
  • 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
  • Reader Poll

    Do you prefer packaged or homemade Halloween costumes?