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DeKalb County for Warren announces first canvass at kick-off event

By Daniel Doren | August 30, 2019

DeKalb County for Warren, a local grassroots organization in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid, had its kick-off event 7 p.m. Thursday at Pizza Pro’s, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway. Those in attendance were provided with information about...

Outdoor, indoor fun in Genoa

By Keisha Howerth | January 16, 2014

DeKalb County residents can revel in the winter season with family and friends this Saturday at Winterfest in Genoa.The University of Illinois Extension will host the annual event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Natural Resource Education Center in Russell...

Prairie State Winery offers wine tastings, live music

By Lauren Dielman | May 2, 2012

Those over 21 have a new place to enjoy complimentary wine tastings, live music and snacks: Prairie State Winery, 322 W. State St. in Sycamore. Rick Mamoser, Prairie State Winery owner and NIU alumni, said the Sycamore location opened on March 13. “We’ve...

Dead Man Walking

By Thomas Verschelde and Dave Gong | November 20, 2011

Editor's note: Due to the sensitive nature of this material, the subject's name has been changed at his request to protect his privacy. At age 21, Adam Larson died for the first time. Larson, a Rockford resident, began using drugs at age 16. "I smoked...

DeKalb County winery puts Illinois on the map

By Connor Rice | October 12, 2011

Italy, France and Illinois. When discussing wine, the first two are certainly locations that may jump to mind, but thanks to Prairie State Winery, 217 W. Main St. in Genoa, the state of Illinois is not an outlandish answer. By applying the slogan "think...

Boy Scouts honor four DeKalb County citizens

By Ryan Felgenhauer | October 6, 2011

Jesus Romero donates his time to helping fellow Sycamore residents, but he wasn't always so fond of the city."When I first moved here, I didn't like it," Romero said. "But now that I have my own family, I cannot think of a better place in which to live."Romero...

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Bird-watching event teaches tricks for falcon spotting

By Ryan Felgenhauer | September 28, 2011

The DeKalb Public Library will hold a bird-watching event Saturday to kick off its Big Read Month. "How to Spot a Falcon" will begin with a presentation from Peggy Doty, extension educator, environmental and energy stewardship for Boone, DeKalb and Ogle...

Genoa man found guilty of murder could serve up to 60 years in prison

By Dave Gong | August 22, 2011

A man charged in a 2005 home invasion that left one man dead and another wounded was found guilty of murder Wednesday night.Kirk B. Swaggerty, 41, was found guilty of murder, home invasion and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Stephanie Klein,...

DeKalb County libraries help victims

By Thomas Verschelde | April 21, 2011

All libraries in DeKalb County are allowing abuse victims to use their Internet services to fill out applications for protection orders. The protection order form, otherwise known as a restraining order, is a law binding document that allows a person...

Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibit comes to Genoa

By Joseph Olmo | February 14, 2011

DeKALB | Towns along one historical highway are getting the chance to know more about its history. The Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibit is in Genoa through March. “It’s definitely something you have to see in person,” said Resource Bank manager...

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