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  • Special events in February for seniors

    Are you so blessed that you can look up from your coffee, breakfast and newspaper and see someone you’ve loved and been married to for 50 years or lon ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Bigfoot Birthday Bash headed to Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center

    Mark Hall doesn’t tame the beast – he drives it, sometimes as fast as 99 mph. The Champaign resident ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Gay Catholics get Vatican welcome, but no papal shout-out

    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican did something it has never done before by giving a group of U.S. gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis' weekl ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Forget the celebrities and make popcorn the star of the show with powdered peanut butter, honey

    Powdered peanut butter sounds, pardon the pun, a bit nuts.While fitness buffs sang its praises when ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Eggs deliver Oscar-worthy performance

    Deviled eggs for Oscars night? Sure they’re a staple at picnics and backyard barbecues, but when it comes to a special occasion, they are so Cinderell ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Musician Loses—and Saves—His Hearing

    At 24, Bruce Beacom was an aspiring musician. At 33, he was 95 percent deaf. Today, at 43,  Bruce is an actively performing musician and sound enginee ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • How Can A Care Coordinator Help You?

    The Illinois Department On Aging is a terrific resource for older adults and their families; it assists its clients in making informed choices about l ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Dogs Process Speech Much Like Humans

    Dog owners who claim their pets understand everything they say may be right, according findings from the UK. Researchers at the  University of Susse ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:09 am
  • What Home and Community-Based Services Can Provide For You

    It’s not easy to understand the options available for older and disabled adults.  It’s tough for them, and for families and caregivers, to navigate th ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Celebrate the Year of the Sheep

    The DeKalb Public Library and the Northern Illinois University Chinese Music Ensemble will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Wednesday at the library ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Speakers to talk STEM, the maker movement

    Northern Illinois University alum Andrew Morrison is an expert in physics and astronomy, but he knows there is more to STEM (science, technology, engi ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Essential oils workshop is Saturday

    Are you sick and tired of being sick? Are you tired of feeling run down? Are you interested in makin ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Lincoln impersonators headed to Kirkland

    The Kirkland Public Library and the Kirkland Historical Society will present Max and Donna Daniels impersonating Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at 7 p. ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Relay For Life to kick off with chili cook-off

    Relay For Life of DeKalb County will kick off its 2015 event with the third annual Chili Cook-Off Kick-Off on Feb. 28 in the Sycamore High School cafe ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Evening of Chocolate to benefit Safe Passage

    Safe Passage invites the community to its Evening of Chocolate fundraising event from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St. ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are there easily accessible biking paths near your home?
    Yes, and I use them
    Yes, but I rarely use them
    No