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  • Pope Francis: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortio ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • How Hearing Aids Communicate with a Smartphone

    Hearing impairment no longer keeps people from utilizing their cell phones.   In fact, the Federal ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES – It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Boat race rescheduled for Sept. 19

    The Kingston Cardboard Boat Race, planned as part of Kingston Fest on July 18, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Kingston Township Park. ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Souvenir silver spoons to be discussed at museum

    DeKalb County residents were part of a national phenomenon from 1891 to the beginning of World War I: the commissioning and collecting of sterling sil ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Public star party planned

    The Northwest Suburban Astronomers, in cooperation with the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District, will host a public star party Sept. 12 at Afton Fo ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hear stories from the Joiner History Room

    “Untold Stories from the Joiner History Room” will be presented at the Sept. 9 meeting of the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hospice volunteer training begins Sept. 15

    KishHealth System Hospice will offer its next volunteer orientation and training class starting in September at the KishHealth System Hospice office, ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Retired teachers group schedules meeting

    The DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at the DeKalb Community Foundation Train Depot Freight Room, 475 DeKalb Av ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • New season of STEM Saturdays scheduled to begin Sept. 12

    This fall, the inventors and innovators of tomorrow will be heading to Northern Illinois University for a new season of STEM Saturdays.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Learn about America’s Best Community

    Speakers Matt Duffy and Brett Brown from DeKalb’s America’s Best Communities Committee will give a presentation at the FRIENDS of Barb City Manor meet ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Youth Engaged in Philanthropy meeting set

    Youth Engaged in Philanthropy is seeking new members from high school students in DeKalb County. Interested youth are invited to the second YEP Meet a ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • The latest twist in textiles? A spinning resurgence

    Like knitting and crocheting, spinning – the process of twisting fibers together to make yarn – is enjoying a comeback.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Shabbona Lion receives award

    Lion Tom Melton (center) recently received the Melvin Jones Fellowship from his fellow Shabbona Lions. The fellowship was based on Melton’s untiring d ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Scouts trek to Boundary Waters

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, chartered out of Salem Lutheran Church, sent six boys and six adults on a Boundary Waters high adventure trip in July.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think that tax dollars should be used to support the Illinois State Museum?