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A DeKalb man is facing burglary and sexual assault charges after police said he attacked a woman employee working at a Boost Mobile store this week and tried to rape her.
DeKalb school district leaders said this week they plan to address student truancy in a school improvement plan meant to outline district goals through 2025.
The blood drive will be held from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in the multi-purpose room of the Kishwaukee Family YMCA in Sycamore.
Opportunity House Assistant Finance Director Trisha Dietrich was recently awarded the Richard J. Schluter Fund for Professional Development in Financial Literacy through the DeKalb County Mental Health Board.
First National Bank of Omaha recently awarded $880,000 in Impact grants to 44 organizations around the country, including $10,000 to the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation.
The DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission will host a presentation on types of backyard trees for northern Illinois on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the DeKalb Public Library. All are welcome.
Early voting begins today for the June 28 Primary Election. Here’s what DeKalb County residents need to know:
Trinity Lutheran Church, 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb, will host an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21. The public is invited.
Jordyn Jackson started volunteering in the community when he was 6 years old. Now 14, Jackson volunteers with more than 30 organizations, including Trash Squirrels and DeKalb County Community Gardens.
DeKalb resident John Walker is starting up a multi-faceted Youth Pride Foundation that aims to offer everything from AAU basketball and tutoring to youth counseling and more. "It really does take a village," Walker said.
The community is invited to the DeKalb Public Library’s May 21 event about Benjamin Franklin, commissioned by the Orland Park Library.
Paul Ohlson, an insurance agent in DeKalb, credits his business neighbors in the office of Walsh & Associates for saving his life when he was choking at work recently, and is urging others to learn about the importance of first aid.
The DeKalb School District 428 teachers’ union is asking the school board to consider changes to elementary art classes next year for what the union says will afford art teachers greater opportunity to forge student relationships.
Three of Dimensions Youth Ballet’s company dancers have been accepted into professional dance intensives for the summer.
DeKalb Mutual Aid Inc. will host two events this spring to help the less fortunate in the community.