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DeKalb County Board approves $166K loan for Voluntary Action Center

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board approved a $166,000, no-interest loan for the Voluntary Action Center so the organization can continue operating while it waits for up to $1 million it says it is owed in state grant payments and more than $200,000 in federal grant payments.


Heimerman: Save The House Café, stay weird, DeKalb

What a poser I am. Fact is, I’ve gone there a few times for coffee or a delicious artisan sandwich, but I’ve never seen a musical act there. It’s not my fault! I went and had kids and lost my edge. Once they go to bed, the wife and I hang out. It’s awesome. Seriously, is there anything better than “


Four private properties on Kane County's demolition list

A longtime hazard for Westfield Middle School students in Algonquin may face a bulldozer in coming weeks. The property, on the 19N100 block of Sleepy Hollow Road in Dundee Township, is one of four on Kane County's list of blighted properties.


Our View: DeKalb can move on after settling lawsuit with former employee

Often, when you have a lawyer involved in an issue, you hope to avoid being sued – not have the lawyer named in a lawsuit along with you. But that’s the way it went in DeKalb after Mayor Jerry Smith announced the removal of Molly Talkington from her post as interim city manager on Nov. 5.


Vehicle Struck by Gunfire in DeKalb

Our sister station WLBK reports that a vehicle was struck by multiple bullets in the northwest part of DeKalb on Tuesday evening. DeKalb Police Cmdr. Bob Redel says no person was struck by the gunfire that was reported at about 5:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive.


Teen escaped from Elburn police for 5 hours

ELBURN – Elburn police are conducting an internal investigation into how a 17-year-old boy escaped through a window inside the the police department Dec. 20 and was at large for five hours before being recaptured, according to a news release issued by Police Chief Nick Sikora Jan. 16.


Kane County plans 'no refusal' event to combat drunken driving on Super Bowl Sunday

Kane County will conduct a “no refusal” initiative on Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 3 to combat drunken driving, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon announced. During “no refusal” operations, suspected intoxicated motorists can be compelled to provide a breath or blood sample through a warrant issu


A 'Dolores-auros' named Paris: DeKalb woman shares story of cherished dinosaur statue

DeKALB – Dolores Graves knows all too well that life finds a way. After all, her dinosaur, Paris, laid an egg last summer. Graves, 69, a retired banker, lives in the 200 block of Tilton Park Drive in DeKalb, along with two dogs, a Prius painted in red ombre and an 8-foot, 230-pound Parasauro- lophus


NIU Professor receives NASA grant to explore life on other planets

DeKalb (WREX)- Northern Illinois University Microbiology Professor Wesley Swingley is getting a $340,000 grant form NASA. That grant will help Swingley and a team of others look for life on other planets.


'Taking On Broadway:' Stage Coach Players hosting third-ever cabaret fundraiser

DeKALB – “The Producers.” “Hamilton.” “The Phantom of the Opera.” “Jersey Boys.” “Dear Evan Hanson.” These are some of the more than 40 musicals whose songs Stage Coach Players, a community theater company in DeKalb, will feature in its third-ever cabaret fundraiser show this weekend.


Waterman board addresses increased water bill problems

WATERMAN – Marcia Staniszewski lived in Waterman for more than 30 years before moving to DeKalb in June 2014. She said she should have had a water bill arrive by then, but it appeared that it never came.


Gymnastics Travels to DeKalb for Tri Meet With NIU & EMU

- The Western Michigan gymnastics team heads to DeKalb, Ill., on Friday, Jan. 18, for its second meet of the season. The Broncos will face Mid-American Conference opponents Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan, however the tri-meet will not count towards league standings. The regular season dual m


For the Record: Marriage Licenses

• Clayton Wayne Hart and Amanda Lyn Julian, both of Marseilles. • Charles Edward Cusick and Krystal Lynn Nelson, both of Streator. • Jordan Tyler Roberts, of Oswego, and Rebecca Leeann Paxton, of DeKalb.


Bed Bug Infestations: Illinois City Ranks Third | PatchPM

Share-worthy stories from the Illinois Patch network to talk about tonight:. This Is The 3rd-Most Bed Bug Infested City In The Country. This Illinois city had more treatments for bed bugs than Los Angeles or New York, according to pest control company Orkin.


Celebrate 'positive relationships' on Valentine's Day with Safe Passage at Blumen Gardens

SYCAMORE – Safe Passage wants to provide a fun date night for you and your partner for Valentine's Day this year. Kicking off the fundraiser's inaugural year, DeKalb County's domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center will host LOVE: Love Over Violence Event, a Valentine's Day-themed fundrai


Council approves settlement with Talkington

DeKALB — Former Interim City Manager Molly Talkington will continue to be paid her normal bi-weekly salary, despite Talkington filing a complaint against the city. City Council agreed on a settlement Monday night between the city of DeKalb and Talkington.


AGN Revitalization moves forward with 11 approved projects

DeKalb — Members of the Annie Glidden North [AGN] Revitalization Plan task force received awards for their groundwork, which was finalized Monday by City Council. The AGN Revitalization Plan is an ongoing project to beautify the city and allow opportunities for residents.


Former DeKalb City Manager Anne Marie Gaura named new city manager in Lincolnwood

LINCOLNWOOD – Former DeKalb City Manager Anne Marie Gaura is the new village manager of the village of Lincolnwood, according to a news release from the village. The village’s board of trustees approved the appointment during its Tuesday meeting, according to the release. The village is about 10 mil


Texas sex offender gets 35 years for “sextorting” 28 minors in Central Illinois

PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — A Texas man will serve 35 years in prison after he was sentenced for soliciting nude photos from young girls in central Illinois and in other parts of the country, and then blackmailing them.


DeKalb County Health Dept. collecting personal hygiene products

The DeKalb County Health Department will stock up DeKalb County food pantries with personal hygiene necessities as part of the department's emergency preparedness drill next month, according to a news release from the health department.