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  • Kish College forensics continues strong season

    The Kishwaukee College Forensics team has had a solid spring season, preparing them for the upcoming Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Cleveland this ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore Girl Scout attends UN session on women

    Seventeen-year-old Stefany Veldhuizen of Sycamore was one of three girls who represented Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois as delegates in the United N ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lion technology grant

    Lion Clay Hansen and his daughter Stephannie Baccay explain her iPad Air II to Lion President Pete Springmire and the club members at the club's March ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore to flush fire hydrants

    SYCAMORE – The city of Sycamore Water Department will flush fire hydrants between April 13 and 23.Al ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • KSO to participate in Give Local DeKalb County

    On May 5, the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be one of the organizations participating in Give Local DeKalb County.
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb County hosting District Altrusa conference

    Leadership and growth is the overarching theme of a three-day conference planned for April 17-19, by the members of Altrusa International of DeKalb-Sy ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • IN UNIFORM

    Spartz graduates from combat trainingArmy Pvt. Brendan D. Spartz has graduated from basic combat tra ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • We Care Pregnancy Clinic

    We Care Pregnancy Clinic helps women through the Earn While You Learn program. This program for expectant mothers and fathers includes classes on pren ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • NIU offers Arts Camps this summer

    Theater, visual arts and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University this summer.
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Garage sale supports Tanzania development

    Tanzania Development Support will hold its first fundraising garage sale of the year from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, through Saturday, May 2 ...
    April 15, 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.  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
  • Genoa Super Wash winner announced

    Genoa Super Wash Car Wash, 360 Route 23, Genoa, recently held a drawing for one person to win a year’s worth of free automatic car wash tokens, a valu ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kaneland Publications welcomed

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, board members and staff hosted a ribbon-cutting celebrating the addition of its newest member, Kaneland Pu ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Egyptian Theatre to host step-dancing competition

    For the third year, the Illinois Stepping League (ISL) will host its State Youth Stepping Championships on April 25 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Se ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • BSA Troop 16 holds fundraiser at Culver’s

    Boy Scout Troop 16, chartered by Federated Church in Sycamore, invites the community to Culver’s in Sycamore for a troop fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. T ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bread & Roses chorus anniversary concert set

    Bread & Roses, the DeKalb and Fox Valley area women’s chorus celebrating its 20th year of community involvement and love of singing are excited to be ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Community School of the Arts offers summer programs

    Summer is a great time to enjoy the arts and to discover something new. This summer the Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts is o ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bethlehem youth plan euchre tournament

    The youth group at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb, will hold a euchre tournament at 1 p.m. April 19 to raise money for their t ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bunco for Breast Cancer April 25

    Tickets are on sale for eighth annual Bunco for Breast Cancer event at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Genoa Veteran’s Home in Genoa. 
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Author to discuss book at Cortland library

    Author Kelly Scidmore-Sievers, a Cortland native, will discuss writing and publishing her book, “Charlie Kane the Magic Writer,” at Cortland Library f ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Tanzania Development Support sets Water Walk

    Tanzania Development Support’s Water Walk is returning to the Northern Illinois University campus for the sixth time. Sponsors, students and community ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Cosley Zoo coming to Midwest Museum

    Cosley Zoo is coming to the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St. in Sycamore, on Apri ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • ‘A Night in New York’ highlights DHS music

    Enjoy “A Night in New York” with the DeKalb High School Music Department at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, with an evening of music performances by the DeKa ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • 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
  • Looking Back: Feb. 18, 2015

    February 19, 1890Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Last Sabbath the weather was sunny a ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: February 11, 2015

    February 12, 1890Mr. William Bollinger, father of the Bollinger Bros., of Sycamore, suffered a strok ...
    Feb. 11, 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
  • Making Valentine's Day sweet

    Willy Wonka had Oompa Loompas that created handmade candy for his chocolate factory. But Todd and Betsy Hendrey, the owners of The Confectionary, hand ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 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
  • Sycamore music students attend ILMEA conference

    SYCAMORE – Seventeen Sycamore High School students were selected to participate in the 2015 Illinois Music Education (ILMEA) Conference held at the Pe ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am

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