DeKalb County

Shaw Media coverage of DeKalb County.

Located 60 miles west of Chicago, DeKalb County has deep roots in agriculture and industry. Today, the county’s access to Interstate 88 tollway makes it attractive to warehousing and distribution headquarters, as well as major retailers. The towns of DeKalb and Sycamore have seen significant commercial growth in recent years, fueled by the county’s developing population and the influx of Northern Illinois University students residing in DeKalb. Despite this recent growth, DeKalb County has preserved its small town charm and quality of life.

Daily Chronicle &

The Daily Chronicle is the only local daily newspaper serving DeKalb County. Reaching over 39,000 unique readers per week, it is the county’s trusted news and information source. Recognized by the Illinois Press Association for its commitment to excellence, the Daily Chronicle was named best newspaper in its division three years in a row. provides the largest news and information network in the county. Updated 24/7, it’s the go-to website for residents seeking the latest news for their community.

Reaching a diverse audience of students, alumni and fans, this site is dedicated to Northern Illinois University sports. The site features men’s and women’s sports scores, schedules, stories, videos, blogs and more.

The MidWeek

Focused on everyday life in DeKalb County, The MidWeek is delivered to 28,000 homes every Wednesday. Additional copies are available at high-traffic locations throughout the county.

Valley Life

Valley Life is a weekly newspaper serving the growing communities of Sandwich, Somonauk, Plano and vicinity. It is mailed to over 12,000 homes every Tuesday, with additional copies available at high-traffic business locations.

Planit DeKalb County

Planit DeKalb County is DeKalb County’s most comprehensive shopping, dining and entertainment website. Families use the site to plan weekend events and find exclusive deals from their favorite local destinations. Over 60 local businesses are featured on making it the area’s #1 choice for local savings.

DeKalb Daily Chronicle
1586 Barber Green Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115