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  • Last chance to donate to Franklin Mall project

    Financial support and food are still needed for the Franklin Mall Christmas Project in Sandwich. The sharing effort was started by the late Frankie an ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Genoa State of the City is Thursday

    The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the City Address on Thursday.Speake ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Voluntary Action Center sets holiday schedule

    Volunteer Action Center will close Dec. 25 and 26 for the Christmas holiday.Meals on Wheels will be ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Waterman and Shabbona schools set performances

    Waterman and Shabbona elementary school students will perform their winter music program, titled “Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Vacation!,” this week ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Ugly Sweater benefit set in Burlington

    Mott’s Lounge, 175 N. Main St. in Burlington, will host an Ugly Sweater Party Benefit for “Kare for Kiley” starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Vote for your favorite at Festival of Trees

    More than 20 trees have been decorated and placed around the Midwest Museum of Natural History for the fourth annual Festival of Trees. After looking ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Hinckley library plans story night

    The Hinckley Public Library will hold its second annual Polar Express Family Story Night at 6 p.m. Thursday. This free event is designed for families ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Will the polar vortex return?

    Last year’s polar vortex caused some of the most severe winter weather Illinois has seen in the past 50 years, and people are wondering what this wint ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Fundraiser planned for Maynard family

    The Quarter Craze fundraiser for the Maynard family will be held Thursday at the Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., in Sycamore.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Life Line screening can detect stroke risk factors

    Area residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. First Baptist Church of DeKalb, 349 S. Third St. in DeKalb, w ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Winter farmer and craft market at DeKalb church

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb will hold its first Winter Farmers Market of the 2014-2015 season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admi ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • VAC’s monthly meal is Sunday

    Voluntary Action Center will offer its monthly family-style dinner from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.The me ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Pancake breakfast set in Waterman

    The Lions Club and the Boy Scout Troop 39 of Waterman will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Indian C ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Santa to visit Kingston center breakfast

    The Kingston Friendship Center will host breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Santa will visit with children and offer them a special treat between 8 ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Luminaria vigil honors those with cancer

    Cancer never sleeps, and it doesn’t take a holiday, either. It doesn’t take time off for snow days or cold weather days. It’s 24/7, 365 days a year.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:17 pm
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