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  • Orchestra invites public to Family Fun Day

    SYCAMORE – The community is invited to the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Family Fun Day on Aug. 9, beginning at 3 p.m. at Sycamore Community Park, 9 ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb-Sycamore Chevrolet supports youth sports

    Provided photoThe DeKalb Park District received a donation of $1,000 and equipment from DeKalb Sycam ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McIntyre achieves Eagle Scout rank

    Kevin McIntyre was recently awarded the rank of Eagle, the highest rank in scouting, at a court of honor.
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • NIU alumni develop mobile personal safety device

    Joe Parisi was a senior at Northern Illinois University in October of 2010, when Antinette “Toni” Keller was murdered while walking by herself near ca ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fraedrich achieves Eagle Scout rank

    Austin Fraedrich, a member of BSA Troop 16 chartered at The Federated Church in Sycamore, was recently awarded the Eagle rank, the highest award achie ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Genoa plans first downtown car show

    GENOA – Genoa Main Street is planning its first Cruisin’ to Genoa car and motorcycle show from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, on Main Street in Genoa.
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Liquor store opens U-Haul dealership in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – County Liquors in Sycamore has partnered with U-Haul to provide U-Haul products and services.
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • SHS hosts Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore High School Band had the chance to interact with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps when it was in the area to perform at th ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fire department to get new truck with grant

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department has received a federal grant of $384,750 for the purchase of a new fire engine through the Department of Homel ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Teens teach campers to make nutritious snacks

    DeKALB – University of Illinois Extension and the DeKalb Park District’s Camp Maple Leaf collaborated to offer 4-H Food Smart Families Summer Cooking ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: July 30, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOJuly 31, 1889The people of Illinois and of the whole Northwest would like to see the Wo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Looking Back: July 23, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOJuly 24, 1889Burglars entered the residence of Judge Lowell on Monday and decamped with ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Looking Back: July 16, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOJuly 17, 1889There is a great discussion going on as to what should be America’s nation ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: July 9, 2014

    125 YEARS AGO July 10, 1889 The city marshal became offended at Alderman Knipp on Tuesday and slappe ...
    July 7, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Looking Back: July 2, 2014

    125 YEARS AGO July 3, 1889 By a new law, a person who cannot read and write the English language is ...
    June 30, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Looking Back: June 25, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOJune 26, 1889Bicycles are becoming numerous on our thoroughfares.The local strawberry c ...
    June 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: June 18, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOJune 19, 1889Weeds about the streets in front of churches and residences are unsightly, ...
    June 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: June 11, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOJune 12, 1889There was a children’s concert at the Congregational church in Sycamore on ...
    June 10, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Looking Back: June 4, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOJune 5, 1889In the probate court last Monday, Mrs. Peter Corson was adjudged to be a di ...
    June 3, 2014 - 7:46 am
  • Looking Back: May 28, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOMay 29, 1889The opening of Oklahoma will soon be followed by the opening of another tra ...
    May 27, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Professor: Modern life setting the stage for robot rights

    In science fiction, some robots are portrayed as friendly, like Rosie, the Jetsons’ robotic maid, or Disney’s Wall-E. Others are programmed to extermi ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • From basketball to bagels

    SYCAMORE - If someone were to write a biography of Shawn Thrower, it might be titled, “From Baskets to Bagels, Aguirre to McCartney.” Whether he’s pla ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Summerfest food, tractors and more

    WATERMAN – Leonard Johnson says a love for farming is in his blood.Johnson was raised on a farm, and ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore woman all about keeping busy

    SYCAMORE – If you live in Sycamore, you probably have seen Jeannine Prombo around town.Prombo is a b ...
    July 7, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em

    DeKALB – When most people travel to Las Vegas, they see the shows, they enjoy the sights, they play for fun. When John Tobias visits Las Vegas, he wor ...
    June 30, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Sycamore pastor gets more than sun out of South American vacations

    Most people would spend their vacations in Belize lying on the beach or snorkeling near the coral reef, but not Robert Weinhold.
    June 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • If you build it, they will read

    CORTLAND – When Barb Coward was growing up, her mother told her she should be a librarian. Coward, of Cortland, did her one even better – she started ...
    June 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • One sleepless night

    The American Cancer Society estimates nearly 14 million people in America have been diagnosed with cancer. Shannon O’Keefe of Sycamore is helping lead ...
    June 10, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Traveling history's highway

    DeKALB – Have you ever seen the red, white and blue roads signs with the big blue L and wondered what they were? Kay Shelton knows, and well she shoul ...
    June 3, 2014 - 7:47 am
  • Getting jazzy in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Great music and fun: that’s what John D. Smith promises anyone who attends DeKalb’s first New Orleans Jazz Weekend June 7-8 in DeKalb and Way ...
    May 27, 2014 - 9:45 am

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