Local News

  • Early bird rates on pool passes

    SYCAMORE – Early bird passes to the Sycamore Park District Pool are on sale now. Passes can be purchased in April at a 10 percent discount, or from Ma ...
    April 14, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • Tint Sprint brings color to a 5K

    SYCAMORE – The 2014 TINT SPRINT Community Fun Run is a color-filled 5K walk/run.Registration is open ...
    April 14, 2014 - 6:02 pm
  • Events celebrate excellence at NIU

    DeKALB — Northern Illinois University’s second annual Celebrating Excellence event has more than tripled in terms of the number of functions highlight ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • ‘Charlie’s Angels Nite’ returns to DeKalb

    DeKALB – The Ellwood House Visitor Center in DeKalb will host local performance group Wooden Box Theater at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, for its product ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Tornadoes in a warming world

    DeKALB – For storm chasers, the coming of spring means one thing: tornadoes.Recent tornado-related d ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • DeKalb launches high-tech alerts

    DeKALB – The city of DeKalb has implemented the CodeRED system as a way to alert residents in case of emergency.
    April 14, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Garden detectives solve plant problems

    University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County Master Gardeners offer a free service answering gardeners’ questions at the Horticulture Help Desk. The ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Insiders’ look at Huskies

    DeKALB – Ever wonder what it’s like to play on an NFL team? Want to hear what goes into putting together a college football game plan? Want to get tog ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Grieving parents use painful story to reach out

    Jill and Brad Caldwell of Sycamore were like most young couples. When Jill got pregnant, they wanted the whole world to know.
    April 14, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Bench honors boy killed in crash

    SYCAMORE – As the sun set over Sycamore Lake Rotary Park, Tonda Ranken ran her fingers over a picture of her 11-year-old son, Matthew, who was killed ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:46 pm
  • The force is strong at DeKalb library

    April 15, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Genoa blindsided by Amtrak line decision

    GENOA – Genoa officials were outraged to learn that the return of a passenger rail service to Rockford no longer includes a stop in their city.
    April 14, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • Sycamore hydrant flushing schedule

    SYCAMORE – The city of Sycamore Water Department will flush fire hydrants between April 14 and 25.Al ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • 5 things to do this weekend

    1.  Bunny time – Start with Breakfast With the Bunny from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Cortland Lions shelter, 70 S. Llanos St. Cost is $12 per family ...
    April 11, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Shakespearean comedy set on a college campus

    DeKALB – “One would think that Shakespeare had the college audience in mind when developing ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost,’ a play about young adults torn bet ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Reader Poll

    Should Genoa have a train station?
    Yes, it will bring positive development
    No, it will bring crime