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  • Sweeten your summer with watermelon salads

    Nothing hits the spot at an outdoor gathering quite like a beautiful slice of sweet, juicy watermelon — a perfect food to toss into a salad or eat on ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – More than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public H ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Art, music and ice cream on tap at Ellwood House

    Enjoy a day of fun with art, music, history and good food on the grounds of the historic Ellwood Mansion at the Ellwood House Museum’s annual summer e ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • NIU conference offers ideas for inspiring K-12 students

    Robots in the classroom. Science-infused artwork. Digital storytelling. Teachers will learn how to make their classrooms more exciting by adding the a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sports physical event scheduled

    KishHealth System Physician Group is hosting a sports physical event from 4 to 6 p.m. July 30 at its Genoa office, 599 Pearson Drive.
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb Montessori schedules open house

    DeKalb Montessori will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.The center offers presch ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb County 4-H Fair scheduled for next weekend

    The DeKalb County 4-H program will be conducting its traditional 4-H Fair on July 31, Aug. 1 and 2 at the Sandwich Fairgrounds.
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary to hold book sale

    The Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the hos ...
    July 28, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • ‘Hogs for Dogs’ supports animal shelter

    “Hogs for Dogs,” a motorcycle run to raise funds for the DeKalb County Animal Shelter in Genoa, will take place Sunday.
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oak Crest trivia night has Wild West theme

    DeKalb Area Retirement Center – Oak Crest residents and staff will hold a “Wild, Wild West” Trivia Night Fundraiser, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in th ...
    July 28, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Blase Cupich says Chicago Archdiocese will act on climate change

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Catholic archdiocese is the nation’s first to monitor its buildings’ power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Master Gardener program offered

    If gardening is your passion, and you would like to be part of a team that educates youth and adults alike on the joys of gardening, consider becoming ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Altrusa Literacy Grants

    Twelve Altrusa Literacy Grants were awarded to area organizations, libraries and schools at Altrusa of DeKalb-Sycamore's 53rd annual charter dinner in ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Extension offers class on safe canning

    Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your garden or farmers market produce all year long? Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowled ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Beth Fowler dancers take first in national competition

    The Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group of Genoa and St. Charles recently competed in the Legacy National Dance Competition, which completed ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
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