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  • Fire protection association offers Halloween safety tips

    Glowing jack-o-lanterns, festive decorations, spooky costumes – Halloween offers lots of fun, but it comes with hidden fire dangers that can be truly ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Red Cross launches new blood donor app

    The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Grant supports engineering study-abroad exchange with Colombia

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University and its partner, Universidad de La Sabana, were among eight winners of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Time to order holiday fruitcakes

    First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb is once again baking and selling holiday fruitcakes. The cakes will be baked the first week of ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Costumes take center stage in Halloween budgets

    DeKALB – Kaitlin Haley was looking for inspiration.Kaitlin, 11, of DeKalb perused the racks and shel ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Seats open on DeKalb Park District board

    Two six year terms, ending in 2021, on the DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners will be up for election on April 7, 2015. Anyone interested in ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Badminton offered at the park district

    DeKALB - The DeKalb Park District is taking registration for co-ed recreational badminton programs. The junior high level program is for children in s ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Breast cancer risk can be reduced with lifestyle changes

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. DeKalb County Public Health Administrator Jane Lux said that although breast cancer screening canno ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Poll: People underestimate fire’s speed

    The American Red Cross announced a new campaign in the Greater Chicago Region and across the country to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Heart patients help each other cover the cost of rehab

    In 1992, Alberta Dequin had her first heart attack.Since then, she’s had another heart attack, open ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Monsanto grant buys 29 computers for DHS

    DeKALB – DeKalb District 428 has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district wi ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb and Sycamore begin loose leaf pickup

    Leaf pickup in the city of DeKalb began this week. Sycamore is scheduled to begin its leaf collection Oct. 20.
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Shoe Share recycles 1,000 pairs of sneakers

    The DeKalb County Board of Health recognized Kiwanis, DIMCO and Laundry Lounge for their collaboration on the Shoe Share Program to provide gently use ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oktoberfest a success for Genoa Lions

    GENOA – The Genoa Lions had great weather for the sixth annual Oktoberfest. The money raised supports the Lions’ community projects like college schol ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Facebook pledges could win a grant for a local PTA

    As a supporter of National PTA, Sylvan Learning Center in Sycamore is encouraging all parents to commit to being the best Chief Education Officers (CE ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:55 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you prefer packaged or homemade Halloween costumes?