Olson: Gay marriage now, legal pot later?
This week, we saw the first same-sex marriage license issued in DeKalb County, after Darla Cook and her soon-to-be-legal wife, Jaelyn Paulsen, sued County Clerk and Recorder Doug Johnson.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Royal Children's Ball
Tawonna Keith , 5, dances with cousin Sade Tayo, 6, in handmade princess gowns at the Royal Children's Ball at Altgeld Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University.
Sycamore library hosts Pi Day fun
They had pie smeared on their faces. They had pie in their hair. And some even had pie on their eyelashes.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
First Same Sex Marriage license issued for DeKalb County
Jaeyln Paulsen , of Sycamore, and Darla Cook, of DeKalb, share a moment after receiving their marriage license while sitting in the DeKalb County Courthouse Thursday morning.
DeKalb County employee fired over porn seeks benefits
SYCAMORE – A former DeKalb County employee who was fired for viewing pornography at work is fighting for unemployment benefits, claiming other county employees were doing it, too, court records show.
Probation issued in meth case
Corey G. Lindquist, of the 600 block of Eleston Drive Crystal Lake, is accused of purchasing pseudoephedrine, a strong decongestant, on Aug. 1 to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Another lawsuit attacks Sycamore fuel tax agreement
A sign for the office for American Aviation Supply is seen near the door of Sycamore Place at 308 W. State St. in Sycamore.
DeKalb County considers buying Sycamore house for drug court
SYCAMORE - DeKalb County's Drug and DUI Court is one small step closer to having a local sober living home for recovering addicts in the program.
Police: More than a pound of marijuana in Sycamore home
SYCAMORE – Police found more than a pound of marijuana in a Sycamore man's home Tuesday after finding marijuana and prescription pills when they stopped his vehicle earlier that day, court records show.
American Air avoids taxes with 'sham' office: Illinois lawsuit
The Regional Transportation Authority, which oversees train, bus and rail service in the Chicago area, said in the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday that American "reports" its jet fuel sales take place in Sycamore, Illinois, "in an attempt to avoid paying millions of dollars."
Ii, Taylor vie for Democratic county clerk nomination
Both candidates in the Democratic primary for DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder said the public should be better informed about the office.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Sycamore High School club holds book drive
SYCAMORE – The Sycamore High School Interact Club is conducting a book drive for gently used books to share with elementary and middle school students.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Probation deal entered in DeKalb methamphetamine case
Jennifer Simpson, 32, of the 600 block of Chesham Drive in New Port Richey, Fla., pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine precursor.
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Committee to give watershed study update
The Union/Virgil Ditches and the East Branch of the Kishwaukee River Watershed Outreach Committee will host a meeting to update stakeholders on the watershed study underway in eastern DeKalb County and western Kane County on March 20. The 78,000 acre watershed runs from Sycamore east to Route 47 and from Burlington south to Elburn and Cortland.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Olson: Take down decorations, shake off winter
Santa arrived at the Santa Claus house on Dec. 6, but with Christmas long gone, it's time the house was, too, Eric Olson writes.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Six year prison term in meth case
Daniel N. Stroz, 37, of the 2100 block of North Point Street, Chicago, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison.
Akst: Time to unplug, for just a day
If you're reading this online, please make a digital to-do list and get cracking, because organizers of a national event want you to accomplish your digital tasks by sunset, and then logoff for a day.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Roads pitted by winter's wrath
Drivers avoid a large pot hole Tuesday on North First Street in DeKalb just north of the intersection with Dresser Road.
Plea agreement entered in DeKalb sex abuse case
SYCAMORE – A 25-year-old DeKalb man originally accused of sexually abusing a teenaged girl accepted a plea agreement for aggravated battery Thursday.