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  • Athena award nominations are now available

    Community members are encouraged to submit nominations for the 26th annual DeKalb Athena Award and Women of Accomplishment.
    July 21, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • DeKalb to cite residents for leaving unwanted TVs on curb

    DeKALB – The city won’t be recycling old cathode ray tube TV sets any longer because of a lack of state funding and has warned residents who abandon T ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Troop volunteers at Federated Church Book Fair

    Boy Scout Troop 16, chartered by Federated Church in Sycamore, volunteered at the recent Federated Church book fair fundraiser in Sycamore. Scouts hel ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Depot history and donor display completed

    A new display that navigates the viewer through the history of the Sycamore Train Depot and highlights the accomplishments of its renovation has been ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • NIU conference offers ideas for inspiring K-12 students

    Robots in the classroom. Science-infused artwork. Digital storytelling. Teachers will learn how to make their classrooms more exciting by adding the a ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    Clukey graduates from trainingKevin Clukey, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Northe ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • 'Ralph's World' visits local libraries

    Ralph Covert – indie rocker, songwriter, playwright, and children’s book author – has taken the same high-energy and super-melodic sense that he devel ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • TAILS receives $3,750 grant

    In addition to caring for thousands of animals each year, the TAILS Humane Society offers several different programs to enrich the lives of DeKalb are ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • 'The Second City' brings new comedy show to DeKalb

    DeKALB – Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for The Second City's return to the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sept. 11
    July 21, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • DeKalb Education Foundation awards $43k in grants

    DeKALB – Thanks to the generosity of the DeKalb community, the DeKalb Education Foundation recently completed a successful 26th year of raising funds ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Paintings by NIU professor, art teacher displayed at The Art Box

    “From the Estate of Larry Schlam,” paintings by Northern Illinois University School of Art professor emeritus and local artist, Charlotte Rollman, wil ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Fair play: Pay-It-Forward House holds annual 'friend-raiser'

    SYCAMORE – Pay-It-Forward House’s fundraiser, Meet Me at the Fair, was held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.
    July 21, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Chutes and ladders: DeKalb Park District upgrades playgrounds

    Ten-year-old Jared Trejo loves playing on the playground at Garden of Eden Park, 1343 Adam’s Way, near his home in DeKalb.
    July 21, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Daisy Scouts create wildlife habitat

    Troop 777 Daisy Scouts from Cortland were studying animals this year and one of the things they wanted to use their cookie sales money for was to crea ...
    July 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Armstrong returns to Waterman Lions Show

    The Waterman Lions Club will welcome the return of Max Armstrong, “the voice of American agriculture,” and Mark Tuttle, president of DeKalb County Far ...
    July 15, 2015 - 5:30 am