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Upcoming area Easter events schedule

DeKALB Breakfast with the Bunny Time: 9 a.m. Saturday Place: Hopkins Park Terrace Room Cost: $7 for adults and children age 2 and older Information: www.dekalbparkdistrict.com Breakfast, provided by Fatty’s Catering, includes eggs, pancakes, sausage and more. The Easter Bunny will visit from 9 to...

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DeKalb man arrested, charged with stealing 55-inch TV from home

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the theft of a 55-inch TV from an apartment in August. Andrew J. Perrin, 22, of the 1300 block of North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb is being charged with theft of property valued at more than $500, a Class 3 felony. If convicted,...

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City Council to decide on legal services contract

DeKALB – City Manager Bill Nicklas is recommending that the City Council approve contracting with a Chicago-based firm for less money than the city’s soon-to-expire contract with Frieders Law LLC. According to the agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting, the council will vote whether to...

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Arrested workers ‘collateral damage,’ group says

DeKALB – A DeKalb-based immigrant advocacy group issued a statement Thursday condemning both the arrest of undocumented workers and local law enforcement’s involvement in a June raid that led to the recent federal indictment against the owner of Alfredo’s Iron Works, calling that raid an...

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Prep baseball: Long’s shutout leads Dixon to BNC win over Genoa-Kingston

DIXON – The full potential of the 2019 Dixon baseball team has yet to be seen, due in large part to a handful of injuries and an internal matter. On Thursday afternoon, the Dukes caught a glimpse of what they could be at full strength. Andrew Long made his season debut in triumphant fashion,...

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Fisk hotel could lose $2.5M in TIF funds; developer threatens lawsuit against DeKalb city manager

DeKALB – Developers looking to rehab the old St. Mary’s Hospital at 145 Fisk Ave. and turn it into a boutique hotel could lose their $2.5 million tax increment financing incentive on City Manager Bill Nicklas’ recommendation. Developer Nicholas Cronauer responded to the news Thursday night in...

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Prep softball: Efficient Sycamore tops rival DeKalb

SYCAMORE – Two days in a row, the offense for the Sycamore softball team has finished a game with six hits. While that hit total wasn’t enough to produce a run in a loss Wednesday at Kaneland, it was enough for an 8-1 win against DeKalb on Thursday.

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Prep roundup: Barwick sweeps both hurdles; Sycamore soccer rolls at Ottawa

The DeKalb girls track team’s 89.33 team points netted it third at the Carlson-Anderson Classic on Thursday, as the Barbs finished behind host Batavia (161.33) and Glenbard North (140.5). The Barbs nabbed four first-place finishes in the process. Bre Barwick won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.03...

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Prep baseball: Rochelle's Johnson-Beck duo dooms Sycamore

SYCAMORE – The two-three punch in the lineup of Brandon Johnson and Johnny Beck gave the Rochelle baseball team about all the offense it needed to pound out an 8-5 win Thursday at Sycamore. After the Spartans (11-3) broke through for three runs in the third inning to tie the game, it was the...

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145 Fisk Ave. boutique hotel project could lose TIF money

DeKALB – Developers looking to rehab the old St. Mary’s Hospital at 145 Fisk Ave. could lose their $2.5 million tax increment financing incentive on City Manager Bill Nicklas’ recommendation. According to the agenda for Monday’s city council meeting, Nicklas is recommending council approve...

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Free Community Resource Fair set for Tuesday at Sycamore High

SYCAMORE – Residents wishing to learn more about community resources, and take advantage of free groceries and a free meal are invited to Family Service Agency's Free Community Resource Fair on Tuesday in Sycamore. The fair will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sycamore High School, 427 Spartan...

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Kishwaukee Family YMCA to host annual Healthy Kids Day

SYCAMORE – Area children can soon exercise their body and their mind at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA's Annual Healthy Kids Day on Friday, April 26. The free event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road in Sycamore. It is part of the Y's National Initiative to improve health and...

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Immigrant advocacy group responds to Alfredo's Iron Works owner's indictment

DeKALB – A DeKalb-based immigrant advocacy group is condemning the recent federal indictment charges against Alfredo's Iron Works owner, calling it an example of "an erosion of trust." "The recent indictments against the owner of Alfredo's Iron Works in Cortland reminds us of the collateral damage...

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IVC Band to present spring concert at Opera House

Indian Valley Community Band, under the direction of Jeff Ford, invites the community to its annual Spring Concert at 2 p.m. April 28 at the Opera House of Sandwich, 140 E. Railroad St. The concert will feature a variety of popular tunes suitable for all ages and showcases the musical talents of...

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DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District will hold two meetings to collect input on its Welsh Park Master Plan and restoration work on the Nature Trail, according to a news release. The Nature Trail meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday in the Hopkins Park Terrace Room, 1403 Sycamore Road. The meeting to...

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GENOA – Three people were taken to the hospital after their car crashed and burst into flames Wednesday morning in Genoa. Derek D. Thompson, 33, of the 300 block of Orchard Lane in Braidwood was driving south on Genoa Road north of Melms Road in a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu with passengers Gianna M....

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DeKALB – Drivers tempted to use their cellphone or text while driving next week will have a greater chance of being pulled over. DeKalb patrol officers will ramp up patrols for Distracted Drivers Awareness Week from April 21 to 27, according to the DeKalb Police Department’s Facebook page. Extra...

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The Aurora Police Department has posted video of some of the events that happened during the deadly shooting on Feb. 15 at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora that left six people dead – including the shooter – and several police officers wounded. According to a news release, the department released the...

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DeKALB – The DeKalb Fire Department was awarded a $7,500 grant from Enbridge Inc. on Monday, to be used for the department’s hazardous materials team. With the grant funds, DeKalb firefighters plan to buy self-contained breathing apparatuses. Their current equipment, which is used by the hazmat...

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SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board approved highway projects for some of the more accident-prone intersections and roadways in the county during its Wednesday meeting. The County Board voted, 23-0, to approve an agreement with the State of Illinois for improvements on Illinois Route 64 and Peace...

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