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  • Talking to victims

    DeKALB – Sarah Slavenas is paid to talk to people.Part of her job includes giving presentations at DeKalb County schools, educating the comm ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Looking Back: April 29, 2015

    130 YEARS AGOApril 29, 1855Nellie Kenyon, an eleven years old daughter of Stacy P. Kenyon of this place is now in Chicago training for a sin ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Watsons and Horst to appear in SUMC concert Saturday

    One of the highlights of the Christmas and Spring productions at Sycamore United Methodist has beenáthe beautiful harmonies and lush guitar ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • KSO set to present ‘The Rite of Spring’

    The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert, “The Rite of Spring,” its 38th season finale, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in th ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • ildflower walks

    The University of Illinois Extension will offer guided wildflower walks from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, at the Natural Resource Educati ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Kenney receives state volunteer award

    Dan Kenney, director of the DeKalb County Community Gardens, was the recipient of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award on April 20, in Spr ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:45 pm
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  • Arbor Day celebration

    In conjunction with Arbor Day, the DeKalb Park District planted four Autumn Blaze maple trees at River Heights Golf Course. Students from Tyler Elemen ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Tree planting at North Elementary

    The city of Sycamore, courtesy of Poplar Farms Nursery, donated and planted a new tree for the front of North Elementary School in Sycamore. The secon ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Waterman Lions helps Tiny Voices Camp

    Elizabeth Nielsen of Tiny Voice Therapy Services, Waterman, receives a check for $750 from Dave Stryker, president of Waterman Lions Club. Nielsen, a ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Fun with STEM

    Students at St. Mary's School in Sycamore participated in a four-week Northern Illinois Univerity STEM program.áThis after-school event allowed studen ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • 50th anniversary

    Joe and Sharon Marshall of DeKalb will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 10.The coupl ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Girls invited to Girl Scout camp

    It’s time to start thinking about how to give your girl her best summer yet. Have you considered Girl Scout summer camp? Did you know girls don’t have ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Genoa Lions Carnation Days

    On April 11, the Genoa Lions sold more than 220 dozen carnations to family, friends and the community. This annual fundraiser is organized by Gene Bra ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Genoa museum schedules garage sale

    The Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society and Museum in Genoa will host a garage sale Thursday through Saturday to raise funds for the museum.
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Sycamore Lions donate to VAC

    The Sycamore Lions Club delivered more than 100 meals for Meals on Wheels on Easter Sunday. The club also gave a $500 donation to Voluntary Action Cen ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Sycamore names Illinois State Scholars

    Forty-five Sycamore High School seniors have been named Illinois State Scholars.Illinois State Schol ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Performing Arts Academy moves downtown

    The Performing Arts Academy of Sycamore is bringing their classic styles of dance to the downtown Sycamore area. The academy has been serving the DeKa ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Money Smart Week kicks off

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting to help Kishwaukee United Way kick off their largest financial literacy programming effort – Mo ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Family Health Center celebrates

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors recently held a ribbon-cutting at the Family Health Center, 1170 DeKalb Ave., Suite 111, in Sycamore, to help celebra ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Golden Egg winner

    Marie Humes was the winner of the Downtown Sycamore Spring Fling Golden Egg 2015.á She says she loves to shop in downtown Sycamore and with the gift c ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ullmark recognized for excellence

    Jamie Ullmark, an American Family Insurance agent in Genoa, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Trusted Networking Advisors supports Adventure Works

    Trusted Networking Advisors, a dynamic group of local business owners and managers, donated $200 to Adventure Works of DeKalb County during its March ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Duck Soup Co-op votes to shut down DeKalb natural foods store

    DeKALB – Duck Soup Co-op members Sunday voted to close the store, ending the natural foods market’s 40 years of service.
    April 1, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • NAMI presents WNIJ with media award

    89.5 WNIJ is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Media Award, given annually by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Northern Illinoi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Downtown Sycamore planning Spring Fling

    Join the merchants of downtown Sycamore for the sixth annual Spring Fling. Activities will take place March 20 through March 29 at participating busin ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Barb City Bagels welcomed

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, board members and staff hosted a ribbon-cutting celebrating the grand opening of Barb City Bagels (formerl ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • NIU Community School of the Arts sets recital schedule

    The Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts has released its spring 2015 recital and concert schedule.
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • KVAL presents encaustic techniques

    The Kishwaukee Valley Art League’s May 7 meeting will feature an introduction to basic techniques in encaustic, also known as hot wax painting.
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:08 pm
  • Stage Coach’s ‘Play On!’ opens Thursday

    Stage Coach Players will present “Play On!,” a “play within a play” that tells the story of a dysfunctional theater group trying desperately to put on ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Artigras: DeKalb and NIU parade a celebration of the arts

    Take everything you know about a traditional parade – and paint over it.That's the idea behind Artig ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • NIU to hold severe weather symposium

    The April 9th tornado that tore through the northern Illinois region claimed two lives, devastated the small community of Fairdale and caused frighten ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • DAWC offers free tours of former Finn Hall

    The Old Finn Hall, 1021 State St. in DeKalb, will be open foráfree tours on Give Local DeKalb County Day, Tuesday, May 5. There will be two showings: ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • FUMC to host ’50s fundraiser

    Even if you don’t remember the 50s, plan to live them again – or for the first time – on Friday at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb. Grab your ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • ildflower walks

    The University of Illinois Extension will offer guided wildflower walks from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, at the Natural Resource Education Center ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • KSO set to present ‘The Rite of Spring’

    The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert, “The Rite of Spring,” its 38th season finale, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Boutell ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Watsons and Horst to appear in SUMC concert Saturday

    One of the highlights of the Christmas and Spring productions at Sycamore United Methodist has beenáthe beautiful harmonies and lush guitar playing of ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Looking Back: April 29, 2015

    130 YEARS AGOApril 29, 1855Nellie Kenyon, an eleven years old daughter of Stacy P. Kenyon of this pl ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Looking Back: April 22, 2015

    125 YEARS AGOApril 22, 1890The lightning killed a horse for Bradley Doane, at Cortland, during the s ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back for April 15, 2015

    125 YEARS AGOApril 16, 1890John King was elected president ot the village board of Cortland ; hence ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back for April 8, 2015

    125 YEARS AGOApril 9, 1890Although a number of new residences have been recently built in Sycamore, ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Looking Back for April 1, 2015

    125 YEARS AGO April 2, 1890 David Condon has sold his house and lot on west State Street, where he h ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Looking Back: March 25, 2015

    March 22, 1890Judge Luther Lowell has been appointed Master in Chancery, by Judge Kellum, to succeed ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: March 18, 2015

    March 19, 1890Turner & McDonough have put two new cream separators into their butter factory. From 1 ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: March 11, 2015

    March 12, 1890Whittemore & Brower will at once erect an agricultural implement storehouse on their l ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: March 4, 2015

    March 5, 1890The riot case against Burtis Petrie and Chester Frane is expected to come before the co ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: Feb. 25, 2015

    125 YEARS AGO February 26, 1890 The old Harvester shops caught fire from some unknown cause on Sunda ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Talking to victims

    DeKALB – Sarah Slavenas is paid to talk to people.Part of her job includes giving presentations at D ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • For the love of singing

    Peggy Safford of Sycamore loves to sing. She has been singing for as long as she can remember, probably not long after uttering her first words.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Helping clothe the community

    Joan Metzger of DeKalb was looking for a volunteer position that allowed her to help out in the community, but she didn’t want the spotlight to always ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Technology in today's world

    MALTA – How-to directions and technical drawings come in handy when trying to assemble furniture from IKEA. People who know computer-aided design (CAD ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Living by the golden rule

    Some people live according to their own personal rules and codes of honor. But Thomas May lives his life according to one rule in particular: the gold ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Skeleton Keyes ready for bout

    Katherine Keyes from Rockton doesn’t let little things knock her down. She also doesn’t let grown women knock her down or push her around. She pushes ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Celebrating women

    The world marked International Women’s Day on March 8, which celebrated the achievements of women throughout history. Throughout March, the Sycamore H ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Woodcarver discusses his craft

    By day, Robert Coleman of Belvidere is an entertainer and works as a magician and balloon artist.But ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Drawing teens to the library

    DeKALB – Not many librarians can say that they are a real-life superhero, but Steven Torres-Roman can. His superhero alter ego and origin story are ev ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Choir student headed to national conference

    DeKalb High School junior Matthew Callahan, 17, is excited for his upcoming trip to Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb writer's show to premiere in Chicago

    .30-30 Productions will present the world premiere of “How to Field Dress in Lilly Pulitzer,” the one-woman show written and performed by Cora Vasseur ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Master Gardners celebrate 2014 with awards

    University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County Master Gardeners celebrated 2014 with the Annual Awards dinner on Jan. 29.
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Somonauk donor makes museum’s dream come true

    Somonauk farmer Don Riemensnider has come forward for the second time in his life to provide a building downtown to fulfill a community need.
    March 24, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Sycamore teacher receives scholarship

    Annette Keca, a Sycamore High School English teacher, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study abroad this summer in the Philippines. Th ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore lawyer authors article in Illinois Bar Journal

    Heather M. Fritsch, a sole practitioner in Sycamore, is the author of “The Top 10 Things to Do Before Your First Residential Real Estate Transaction,” ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Local high schools compete at WYSE Academic Challenge

    Kishwaukee College hosted the Worldwide Youth in Sciences and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge on Feb. 3. Eight area high schools sent teams of s ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Women’s club scholarships for G-K seniors

    The Genoa Community Women’s Club will award several college scholarships to graduating seniors from the Genoa-Kingston High School class of 2015. Appl ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • St. Mary's spellers

    Students at St Mary's Catholic School in Sycamore recently participated in the school Spelling Bee. The lively competition resulted in more rounds of ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Klondike Derby

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, sponsored by Salem Lutheran Church, competed in the annual Klondike Derby on Feb. 7 at the Sycamore Sportsman's Club. Some of th ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • SMS Students of the Month

    Sycamore Middle School has named its Students of the Month for January. The sixth-grade students are Adrianna Pellegrini, Christian Lanan, Reiana Youn ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am

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