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Week in Photos April 13 to 19, 2014
Ricky Castro, of the National Weather Service of Chicago, said that the county was likely to see up to an inch of snow accumulation in grassy and elevated areas.
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Lenten season ends with celebration of Easter
Lucia Osorio , Antonio Parra, and Linda Dolder assist in carrying the cross during a Good Friday service Friday at St. Catherine of Genoa Catholic Church.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Olson: Jesus would approve of diaper effort
He was on Earth almost 2,000 years before photography, and the Bible never describes his appearance, but almost all of us can picture him in our mind's eye.
DeKalb releases former finance director separation agreement
DeKALB – The finance director who resigned from her DeKalb post in early March received more than $9,000 for accrued time off as part of a separation agreement between her and the city.
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UC Davis helps identify birthplace of chili pepper in Mexico
Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper -- now the world's most widely grown spice crop -- reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at UC Davis.
April 17 police reports
Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office and city police departments.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Mason plans bowling alley, laundromat for S. Fourth St. in DeKalb
DeKALB – A bowling alley, laundromat and a restaurant could come to DeKalb's South Fourth Street area under plans from DeKalb area businessman Jim Mason.
Sentencing delayed for man who left children behind after Sycamore crash
SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Judge John McAdams thinks there might be a better option for James Colpen than prison or probation.
DeKalb man arrested in gas station attack
DeKALB – A 21-year-old DeKalb who police say attacked a woman April 7 in the parking lot at the Road Ranger gas station in DeKalb has turned himself in, police said Thursday.
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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Wooden Box Theater will present "Charlie's Angels Nite" at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ellwood House Visitor Center, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Public comment sought at hearing on power lines
The Illinois Commerce Commission will hold a public hearing April 24 in Elgin to hear comments on ComEd's Grand Prairie Gateway project, a proposal to build a new electric transmission line through Ogle, DeKalb, Kane and DuPage counties.
D428 considers cutting advanced middle school classes
DeKALB – Some DeKalb District 428 administrators want to eliminate advanced classes from middle school, but school board members aren't convinced it will benefit students.
Our View: Deadly weekend of drunken driving
It was a deadly weekend on DeKalb County roadways, and the wreckage left behind will remain long after the vehicles have been towed away.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
DeKalb council examines crime free housing performance
DeKALB – City of DeKalb leaders continue to examine the Crime Free Housing Bureau's impact on crime in the city's rental properties.
Child porn case filed against former NIU student
DeKALB – A police investigation of a Northern Illinois University student found with an assault rifle in his dorm room found no evidence he was connected with militia or had planned to do anything violent on campus, NIU Police Chief Thomas Phillips said.
Jurors deliberating in University Heights armed robbery trial
SYCAMORE – Jurors are deliberating the fate of a 22-year-old Matteson man accused of robbing two DeKalb apartment office employees at gunpoint in November.
Pet of the Week: Boots
Boots is a more than 1-year-old black and white domestic short-haired mix available for adoption at Tails Humane Society in DeKalb.
Attorney to deliver public-interest lecture
DeKALB – A nationally renowned attorney and advocate for public justice and environmental issues will be the featured speaker at a free lecture at Northern Illinois University.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
DeKalb retains two finance consultants
DeKALB – Two consultants will review the city of DeKalb's financial procedures through June after DeKalb aldermen agreed Monday to pay up to $45,000 for their services.