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  • Purple belt awarded

    Hard work and dedication have paid off for Genoa-Kingston native Kyler Dodd who has been studying Shotokan Karate at Midwest Shotokan Karate in Genoa  ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Book drive helps children in Neighbor's House program

    Northern Illinois Reading Council (an affiliate of the International Literacy Association) is taking part in the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive at ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Magnificent Mile Lights Parade selects Embrey

    The Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Parade committee selected DeKalb music and theater producer Michael Embrey to be part of the production team for the ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Mendota man arrested after police say he fled traffic stop at 90 mph

    SYCAMORE – A Mendota man who officials say fled at high speed from police during a snowstorm before abandoning his truck in a Shabbona alley was arres ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Valley West Auxiliary plans Holiday Treasures Sale

    The Valley West Hospital Auxiliary will present its annual Holiday Treasures Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Valley West Hospital, 1302 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Waterman family hosting USS Illinois sailor for Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving, the Conley family of Waterman will have an extra guest at their table. Shari Conley is even making his favorite dish, sweet potato ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb Fire Department undergoes live flashover training

    DeKALB – Thick, curling smoke cut visibility to zero for the 12 people in the room before it caught fire.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police seek Mendota man after chase

    DeKALB – A Mendota man remained at large Sunday after a traffic stop in which he allegedly sped from police and abandoned the car he was driving befor ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Today's Talker: Utilities see potential in drones to inspect lines, towers

    BLENHEIM, N.Y. – U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines an ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brussels stays on high alert due to imminent threat

    BRUSSELS – With hundreds of troops patrolling Brussels for a second day and authorities hunting one or more suspected militants, the Belgian governmen ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Face Time: Exchange student tells of school year in India

    DeKALB – Eileen Witthoff needed a passport to complete her junior year in high school. She spent the 2014-15 school year in India, as part of the Kenn ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Why Illinois budget deal not likely before 2016

    CHICAGO – Much attention is being focused on a Dec. 1 sit-down between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders as Illinois approaches the five-month ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Number of Illinois inmates released on parole climbing

    CHICAGO – The number of Illinois inmates released on parole has increased as lawmakers look to reduce the prison population, but funding to help those ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Former nursing home employee charged in battery of patient

    GALESBURG – A former Galesburg nursing home employee faces a battery charge stemming from the death of an elderly nursing home patient.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fire hits Chicago’s Hancock skyscraper

    CHICAGO – Firefighters extinguished a blaze Saturday that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. Fi ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
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    Potatoes/sweet potatoes/yams
    Cranberry sauce