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  • Sandwich Middle School donates to FVOAS

    Lisa Saitta (left), parent volunteer, and Andy Heilemeier (right), assistant principal of Sandwich Middle School, recently presented a donation to Pat ...
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Scout event highlights end of the Civil War

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, chartered out of Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore, recently attended the U.S. Grant Pilgrimage in Galena sponsored by the Boy S ...
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Open Door receives fire safety grant

    The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently presented Open Door Rehabilitation Center with a grant to upgrade Open Door’s fire sprinkler systems i ...
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Waterman Lions donate to new park

    Waterman residents will soon have a new park thanks to the efforts of a grassroots organization called The Waterman Enhancement Group.
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • FVOAS offers chance to win $1,000, help area senior citizens

    Fox Valley Older Adult Services is hosting its annual Draw Down, Wednesday, June 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Only 250 tickets are on sale for $30 each ...
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Extension seminar examines food labeling

    For those of us who try to be conscientious food consumers, a simple trip to the grocery store can cause a bit of anxiety. Now, in addition to reading ...
    June 19, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Doppler radar gives meteorologists greater view of area storms

    ELBURN – Severe weather could hit the area in the blink of an eye – but ABC 7 Chicago has a new safety tool north of Elburn.
    June 17, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • NIU center to hold Orlando shooting vigil Monday

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University will remember the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting, with a vigil scheduled for Monday.
    June 17, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • DeKalb County Board to spend up to $75,000 to get sober house open

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board is doubling down on plans to open a sober-living home in Sycamore despite delays and cost overruns.
    June 17, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Summer fun: Day trips provides endless possibilities throughout the Chicago suburban area

    As summer kicks into high gear, do you find yourself feeling desperate to go outside to enjoy the sunshine? Feeling the urge to just get out and do so ...
    June 17, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Registration nears 500 for STEM summer camps

    As summer begins, nearly 500 campers already have reserved spots at NIU’s STEM summer camps. This represents an unprecedented level of interest in the ...
    June 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Waiting list grows as adult education program is starved of funds

    MALTA – A clerical error and the state budget impasse led to a downsized Kishwaukee College Adult Education program this past year, but officials said ...
    June 17, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Volunteers give back to DeKalb County nonprofits at Day of Caring

    DeKALB – The tables turned on local nonprofit workers Thursday, when community members gave back by volunteering to tackle to-do lists at organization ...
    June 17, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Waterman churches offer ‘Surf Shack’ vacation Bible schools

    The Waterman Presbyterian and Waterman United Methodist churches will offer vacation Bible school June 21 through 24.
    June 16, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Scholarship fund created in memory of Martha W. Shur

    The Martha W. Shur Scholarship Fund is a newly created scholarship fund through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
    June 16, 2016 - 11:37 pm
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