Local News

  • Beware the marked-down bargain plant

    URBANA – Buying bargain plants at the garden center can be very tempting, but before buying that marked-down plant, it’s important to give it a good i ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • NIU concert features modern, classical dances

    DeKALB – Living Out Loud is a humorous blog about boisterous African-American women. It is also the title and the inspiration of one of the six titled ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Pritchard to address Kiwanis

    DeKALB – DeKalb Kiwanis Club is preparing for its monthly Town Hall meeting on Monday, April 28. The meeting, open to the public, features State Rep. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • raises funds, empathy for Africans

    DeKALB - Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a nonprofit organization based in DeKalb, will sponsor a Water Walk fundraising event that will give loca ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Student athletes named outstanding women

    DeKALB – Six Northern Illinois University student-athletes were honored at the university’s annual NIU Outstanding Women Student Awards ceremony.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Dance school enrolling for summer

    SYCAMORE - The Performing Arts Academy is now taking registration for summer classes. Summer classes begin Monday, June 30, and end Thursday, July 31. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Senior expo focuses on health, safety

    SYCAMORE - The 2014 Senior Health & Safety Expo will be held at the office of Home Bound Healthcare, 1625 Bethany Road in Sycamore, from 1-5 p.m. Frid ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Cornerstone hosts Nothing But Net tourney

    Cornerstone Christian Academy hosted its third annual Nothing But Net 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on March 29, which featured 22 teams in four divisi ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Events take a stand against child abuse

    SYCAMORE – At noon on Thursday, April 24, individuals will take a symbolic stand against child abuse at Hands Around the Courthouse, a free community ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Forming healthy habits before the summer

    SYCAMORE – Lazy summer days can lead to unhealthy habits; research has found that kids gain weight twice as fast during the summer than during the sch ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Dandelions defended for their many uses

    Earth Day falls every year on April 22. Rhonda Ferree, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, recommends using the day to reflect a ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Be ready for emergencies

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and schools.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Crime Stoppers seeks tips in Genoa, Sycamore thefts

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information in two crime investigations: a burglary in Genoa and stop sign thefts in Sycamore.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Fans can vote for Huskie Play of the Year

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University Athletics will host its fifth annual awards banquet, “The Victors,” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, at DeKalb’s hist ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Dispose safely of unwanted medications

    DeKALB - The DeKalb Police Department will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:47 am
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