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DeKalb School District 428 administrators set to receive pay raises

DeKALB – DeKalb High School's dean of students, Maurice McDavid, could be the new assistant principal at Cortland Elementary School beginning July 1. The DeKalb School District 428 Board will vote Tuesday whether to bring McDavid – the husband of board member-elect Samantha McDavid, who earned...

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DeKalb native Richard Powers wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction book

Richard Powers, a 1975 graduate of DeKalb High School, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his book "The Overstory." "An ingeniously structured narrative that branches and canopies like the trees at the core of the story whose wonder and connectivity echo those of the humans living...

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Good Natured in St. Charles: Look before you hop into rabbit ownership

There are a few things in this world that I’m absolutely nuts about. Snakes are one, puppies are another. And then there’s chocolate. As I write this, I’ve made an embarrassing number of attempts to scrounge for anything resembling chocolaty goodness. Worse, I’ve come up distressingly short....

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Genoa Area Community Food Hub set to open in July

GENOA – DeKalb County Community Gardens is founding a Genoa Area Community Food Hub, according to a news release from the organization. The new project will be the center of a public meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at 415 W. Main St., Genoa, which will serve as the construction site of the new...

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State Rep. Lauren Underwood talks first 100 days at town hall event

YORKVILLE – Norma Garza of Yorkville has been following the actions of U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, for a while now. She said she hoped Underwood would address a large array of topics at a town hall event Saturday at Yorkville Middle School. Garza, a U.S. Air Force veteran who served...

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NIU Cares Day shows it does

When Bryan Wilcher signed up to volunteer for the 13th annual NIU Cares Day on Saturday, he thought he would be spending the day raking leaves or trimming bushes. He never imagined he’d be rummaging through boxes of silk, lace and other assorted material at Stage Coach Players, 126 S. Fifth St. in...

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'Mayor Pete' joins 2020 Dem race as face of new generation

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country. "I recognize the...

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