On the Record

Musical calling

Musical calling

When Cliff Alexis moved from Trinidad to America in 1965, he came with $5 in his pocket and the dream of playing the steel drum.
Wisdom through stories

Wisdom through stories

DeKALB – Ron Allison believes in fairy tales.He believes that adults can use fairy tales for self-ex…
Sharing the culture

Sharing the culture

SYCAMORE – To Jesus Romero, Cinco de Mayo isn’t just a day to celebrate with tacos and margaritas. To him, the holiday is a way to remember …
Week of specials

Week of specials

DeKALB – The second annual DeKalb Chamber Restaurant Week started Sunday and will run through Saturday, April 29.
Homegrown pastry chef

Homegrown pastry chef

Growing up, Meg Galus didn’t own an Easy Bake oven. She didn’t want to be a baker, she wanted to act and be in theater.
'It Takes a Village'

'It Takes a Village'

SYCAMORE – When Mary Anderson of Sycamore’s teenage daughter was having problems with her drug-abusing boyfriend, Anderson knew she had to s…
Speaking up

Speaking up

DeKALB – Melissa Blake of DeKalb was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, a genetic bone and muscular disorder. Since birth, she has had more…
Master Farmer

Master Farmer

KIRKLAND – Tracy Jones has an old black-and-white photo on his office desk. The picture shows his g…
Celebrating the written word

Celebrating the written word

DeKALB – John Bradley of DeKalb has always loved reading and the written word.His mother used to tel…
Natural history

Natural history

SYCAMORE – In third grade, Malwina Bardoni was assigned a project about her favorite field trip. Bardoni chose to write about her recent cla…
Attention to detail

Attention to detail

DeKALB – Bob Myers has an eye for detail.Myers, a former firefighter who once flew Air Force jets an…
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