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  • Review: Marvel's 'Ant-Man' is smaller but still not fun size

    If ever there was a sworn devotee – a chanting, face-painted worshipper – of the Big, it is Marvel.S ...
    July 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • ‘The Second City’ brings new comedy show to DeKalb

    DeKALB – Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for The Second City’s return to the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sept. 11
    July 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Schumer, Hader shine in bawdy ‘Trainwreck’

    Women can be jerks, too. Everyone knows that.And yet in the movies, the female schmuck generally is ...
    July 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Good grief! 'Snoopy' play to benefit Sandwich Opera House

    For her latest performance, Kari Frantzen has to think and act like a dog again.That pooch is Snoopy ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Don't toss those carrot tops! Turn them into delicious pesto

    Grilled Carrots With Carrot Top PestoStart to finish: 30 minutesServings: 61˝ pounds carrots with gr ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Kingston Fest features cardboard boat race

    Local crews are gearing up for the return of Kingston Fest on Saturday.The day's events will kick of ...
    July 14, 2015 - 8:55 am
  • STEM Café focus on physics of musical instruments

    DeKALB – Snare drums snap, bells ting-a-ling, and flutes whistle like birds. But why does one instrument sound any different than another? And how do ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Uncorked: Brunello tradition continues with Castelgiocondo

    In 1870, it took Clemente Biondi-Santi just one try to get the name right.A forefather of Italian vi ...
    July 10, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Woman achieves bucket list goal

    DeKALB – Mary Stark, 99, realized a dream last week when she took to flight in a hot air balloon. St ...
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ford Drive 4UR School success

    Patrick Manning (from left), Suzy Changnon and Ben Manning celebrate the success of this spring’s Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser, an annual event he ...
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Smith awarded Anderson scholarship

    Owen Smith is the 2015 winner of the Christopher Anderson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year by Christopher’s family to a seni ...
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Shabbona church co-sponsors Summerfest and Tractor Show

    The community is invited to the Waterman Lions Summerfest and Tractor Show on July 18 with co-sponsor Shabbona United Church of Christ.
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Grace Free schedules vacation Bible school

    Grace Free Lutheran Church in DeKalb will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:15 p.m. July 27 through 31.
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Next Thrive Farmers Market set for Saturday

    The second of four monthly Thrive Farmers Markets will be held on the front lawn at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb, on Saturday ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Vocalist to perform with DeKalb Municipal Band

    The DeKalb Municipal Band's next concert in the park will feature vocalist Barb McCaskey.The concert ...
    July 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
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