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  • Why buy when DIY produces healthier, cheaper peanut butter?

    For many parents, back to school time means back to packing lunch for the kids. And that means it's time to revisit that old lunchbox mainstay, the pe ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • The tips you need to navigate another year of packed lunches

    There was a time when a lunch box was just that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch.For ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Cannon goes silent at NIU's Huskie Stadium

    DeKALB – The familiar boom of cannon fire after a Huskies touchdown will disappear from Northern Illinois football games this season, instead replaced ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • U.S. auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

    DETROIT – Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Local author featured during lunch program

    As it often is said, “History is all around us.” Thanks to the passion of people like Barry Schrader, more people have discovered some of our county’s ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary to host book sale fundraiser

    The Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the hospital’s Garden Lev ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb County Barn Tour set for Saturday

    America’s barns played a pivotal role in the development of our nation and DeKalb County. Their historical significance will be highlighted at eight l ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oak Crest retirement center trivia night has Wild West theme

    DeKalb Area Retirement Center – Oak Crest residents and staff will host a “Wild, Wild West” Trivia Night Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Terrace ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Putting your garden to rest

    Being in the “Dog Days of August” it is hard to believe our first frost is only about six weeks away. Now, is the time to start preparing your garden ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Pay-It-Forward House sets volunteer orientation

    Pay-It-Forward House is a great place for volunteers to serve others in their time of need.A volunte ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 3M Closest to the Pin Contest benefits Children’s Learning Center

    3M’s 22nd annual Closest to the Pin Contest is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Closest to the Pin Contest will be an approximately 98-ya ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Garage sale benefits Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    Heritage Woods of DeKalb will host a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All of the proceeds will be donated to Walk to End Alzheimer’s – DeKa ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Agencies team up for National Night Out

    Local public safety agencies are teaming up to offer National Night Out, a free community awareness fair, on Tuesday in the Target parking lot, 2555 S ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Gray-Gray Mouse moving through area

    Gray-Gray Mouse had been all over McHenry County. But for the first time last week, he was alone in the city. 
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Troop 2810 travels to summer camp

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, chartered out of Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore, recently traveled to Canyon Camp in Stockton for summer camp. Thirty-two Sco ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Would you visit a casino if the Potawatomie Nation built one near Shabbona?