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  • Homegrown country: Cherry Valley native Mo Pitney to play Egyptian Theatre

    His show may not be flashy, but country music artist and Cherry Valley native Mo Pitney keeps his audience entertained with his honest lyrics and musi ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • NIU professional offers advice to Genoa-Kingston Middle School students

    Eighth-graders at Genoa-Kingston Middle School recently attended an assembly with David Grady, assistant director of Engineering and Engineering Techn ...
    April 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Author visits Jefferson Elementary School

    Author Carron Brown recently visited Jefferson Elementary School in DeKab to share her “shine-a-light” stories with students. Brown is a children’s no ...
    April 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Know your cuts: Choose the best for more flavorful Passover brisket

    Although most of my brisket experience has been spent at the smoker or the grill, I have fond memories of braised brisket, which I usually enjoyed dur ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Uncorked: 3 options for World Malbec Day

    World Malbec Day seems tailored for Argentina.While the Bordeaux varietal is grown around the world, ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • The importance of hearing protection on job sites

    Few of us are rock stars, but if you work at any job where you are exposed to loud noise it’s important to protect your hearing.
    April 19, 2016 - 8:44 am
  • Equine Humane Center hosts Help a Horse Day event

    In celebration of the fourth annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day, the Illinois Equine Humane Center, a nonprofit horse rescue and adoption center, will host ...
    April 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Spay Illinois hosts wellness clinic for pets

    Spay Illinois will offer discount preventative veterinary services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Barn on Baseline, 16173 Baseline Road in Gen ...
    April 20, 2016 - 9:23 am
  • Pay-It-Forward House seeks volunteers

    Pay-It-Forward House is a great place for volunteers to serve others in their time of need.Those int ...
    April 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • American Legion council seeks to honor veterans

    The DeKalb County American Legion Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. in Genoa.  
    April 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • NIU Steelband set to perform at DeKalb library

    The Northern Illinois University Steelband will jam its way to the DeKalb Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
    April 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Kishwaukee College annual Career Fair Wednesday

    The Kishwaukee College annual Career Fair will be from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. 
    April 18, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Pope Francis brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe

    MORIA, Greece – Pope Francis gave Europe a concrete lesson Saturday in how to treat refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter ...
    April 16, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Sycamore Public Library features rock and shell collection

    For the month of April, Liliana Jennings is showing her rock and shell collection displayed in the youth services department at the Sycamore Public Li ...
    April 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Scouts take part in leadership training

    Boy Scout Troop 2810 in Sycamore recently held their biannual troop elections, followed by leadership training at Russell Woods. The newest group of l ...
    April 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    What are your thoughts on Canada geese?
    Wish they'd stay out of the road
    Like having wildlife around
    They make a mess
    The goslings are so cute
    They're disturbingly aggressive