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  • Red Cross looking to honor local heroes

    The American Red Cross is accepting nominations to honor local standouts at its annual Heroes Breakfast in spring 2015. The Red Cross honors community ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Program pairs NIU interns with local nonprofits

    DeKALB – Five students of NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) program spent the fall semester interning with nonprofit agencies in ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Things you never knew about poinsettias

    For many years, the poinsettia has been the traditional Christmas flower.Ron Wolford, a University o ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Charity donations the gift that ‘pays it forward’

    SYCAMORE – Amid your holiday gift giving, consider making a donation to Pay-It-Forward House in honor or memory of your loved ones, a news release fro ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Volunteer tax aides needed

    AARP Tax-Aide is a free service providing assistance in tax preparation for individuals with low to moderate income with special attention to senior c ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Grant funds purchase of preschool bus

    DeKalb County Community Foundation announced a Community Needs Grant of $23,500 to Children’s Learning Center in December toward the purchase of a sch ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Flu cases on the rise in Illinois

    The Illinois Department of Public Health has indicated there was a quick rise in influenza activity in Illinois in the last week of November and first ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • That's a wrap: Goodfellows spread Christmas cheer in the shape of new clothes

    GENOA – Laurie Bouchez smiled as she taped a corner of wrapping paper around a cardboard gift box."I ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Holidays delay Waste Management trash pickup

    Thursday and Friday refuse collection will be delayed one day during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Thursday and Friday collections will b ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pilot program to keep people with disabilities out of nursing homes

    RAMP has joined several other local human service organizations in presenting a pilot program to the state of Illinois that will provide the services ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Church group helps Genoa-area veterans

    GENOA – For the third year in a row, the veterans’ outreach ministry at St. John’s United Church of Christ-Harmony has donated a portion of the procee ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Vandals damage Holiday Lights Train

    WATERMAN – When Pete Robinson first discovered the damage that vandals had done, he had to stop and think whether to continue to operate the Holiday L ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • 150 winter coats collected in coat drive

    SYCAMORE – Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists recently held a community drive to collect winter coats, hats, mittens and gloves for Sycamore ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Genoa to rebrand city with new website

    GENOA – The city of Genoa is launching a new website that it hopes will advance its effort to rebrand itself as a town undergoing economic revival.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Community gardens needs online votes

    DeKalb County Community Gardens teamed up with students of Dr. Laura Vazquez, a media studies professor at Northern Illinois University, to make a 90- ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
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