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  • Fine dining can be found in an easy dinner for two

    Want to wow your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? One of the ways I spell romance is with a roasted rack of lamb for two. Most of us never get to enjoy thi ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Oak Crest center hosts chamber music recital

    A chamber music recital featuring Victor Ryzhov (violin), Lynn Vogl (flute) and Victoria Young (piano) will be held in the Atrium at Oak Crest DeKalb ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • WNIJ book series features regional authors

    The 2015 WNIJ Winter Book Series begins on Feb. 2 and features authors from throughout northern Illinois.
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Girl Scouts to host winter camping in Wisconsin

    There’s nothing like gathering around a blazing campfire with your closest friends during a chilly winter’s eve – the sky above you lit only by the mo ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • KishHealth System to begin health needs survey

    DeKALB – KishHealth System will begin an online Community Health Needs Assessment Survey beginning Feb. 1. This online survey is an integral part of t ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • PRAIRIE FLOWERS

    Thanks for sweat equity at Zumbathon To the Editor: On behalf of the Sycamore Kiwanis Club, I would ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • IN UNIFORM

    Pfeiffer graduates from basic combat training Army Pvt. Allison J. Pfeiffer has graduated from basic ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:28 pm
  • Opportunity House program provides work

    David Martin, supervisor at Opportunity House, assists Janet Freeman and Samantha Briggs with a packaging job for Ideal Industries. Opportunity House’ ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • 5 ways to make a kitchen more germ-free

    Even the tidiest kitchens might be harboring harmful bacteria, and often where they’re least expected. Paying more attention to a few often-overlooked ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • SMS students of the month

    Students of the month for December at Sycamore Middle School were sixth graders Britney Calin, Angela Covarrubias-Garcia, Lili Walker, Ella Johnson an ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

    To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, the students and staff of St. Mary's School in Sycamore held a Crazy Sock Day and Sock Drive on Monday to collect ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • KVAL features up-cycling art

    Kishwaukee Valley Art League will feature members’ works of art supporting the theme “Up-Cycling Art” at the Feb. 5 meeting.
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • ‘Power and Beauty of Landscape Art’ on display

    “The Power and Beauty of Landscape Art,” an exhibition of acrylic paintings on Bristol board by Richard Beard will be on display at The Art Box, 308 E ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • NIU to present 'A Skull in Connemara'

    “Wickedly funny and intensely dark,” is how director Kay Martinovich describes the upcoming Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance p ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Uncorked: Winemaker shows off the fruit of Argentina

    There was a time when the wine industry in Argentina simply followed the crowd.  It was the new kid ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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