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  • DeKalb Education Foundation surprises teachers with grants

    DeKALB – On Feb. 27, Nancy Schelkopf and Gary Gresholdt, co-presidents of the DeKalb Education Foundation, helped make dreams come true for many DeKal ...
    April 9, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Uncorked: Two rosés from different regions of Italy

    The time was right for Stemmari and Mezzacorona to introduce a rosé.  After years of planning, the w ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Dare to take maple syrup beyond the breakfast table

    Pancakes, waffles and French toast? They’re fine, but they’re also just the start.Because if you’re ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • You May Qualify For “Extra Help” With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

    If you are eligible for Medicare, then you are also eligible for Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug coverage).  If you have limited income and can’t a ...
    April 7, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Closest-to-the-Pin fundraiser set for Penguin Project and Perpetual Amity

    DeKALB – Pull your golf clubs out of storage and join DeKalb’s The Vineyard Church on April 18 for a Closest-to-the-Pin contest that will help raise m ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Spring water walk

    DeKALB – Tanzania Development Support’s Water Walk is returning to the Northern Illinois University campus for the sixth time.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Tickets on sale for ‘Wizard of Oz’

    SANDWICH – Indian Valley Theatre is preparing for its production of the “The Wizard of Oz” to be performed at the Historic Opera House of Sandwich.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Hinckley Historical Society selling dinner fundraiser tickets

    HINCKLEY – The Hinckley Historical Society is selling tickets for its annual dinner and auction, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 25 at Hinckl ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Walk to End Child Abuse set for April 25

    The Family Service Agency’s third annual Walk to End Child Abuse is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, starting at Sycamore High School.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

    NEW YORK – In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become ‘the’ place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-y ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Allergies – an abnormal response

    An allergic reaction is the body’s abnormal immune response to something normal in the environment. Allergy testing and treatment occurs in several wa ...
    April 3, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • University of Illinois to create center honoring Roger Ebert

    CHICAGO – Efforts are underway to raise about $2.5 million to create a center named for late film critic Roger Ebert in the College of Media at the Un ...
    April 2, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • Review: 'Furious 7' drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

    Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape.
    April 1, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Mobile: The April 21 Deadline is Fast Approaching

    M-Day…April 21. That is the day Google is waking businesses up to the mobile revolution. Mobile has been growing for years, but the pace is picking up ...
    April 2, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Next NIU STEM Café on 3D printing revolution

    Maybe you’ve seen one at your child’s school, in a downtown museum, or even at the local big box home store. 3-D printers are popping up everywhere, g ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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