On the Record

Feeding the spirit

Feeding the spirit

SYCAMORE – Katie Lesniewski has written a book, had her work published and featured online by HuffPost and has traveled to 13 countries – an…
Holiday kickoff

Holiday kickoff

GENOA – Nancy Burmeister of Genoa is excited to kick off the holiday season and start holiday shopping.
Filling a need

Filling a need

DeKALB – After retiring from Northern Illinois University four years ago, Deborah Booth looked for ways to help out in the community.
On the Record with Sam Watt

On the Record with Sam Watt

DeKALB – Sam Watt remembers being dragged out of bed at 5 a.m. by his roommates to attend the first-ever NIU STEMfest.
Channeling the departed

Channeling the departed

DeKALB – Halloween only comes once a year, but every day is All Souls Day in Theresa Caputo’s world.
The write stuff

The write stuff

DeKALB – Mil Misic has always been a writer.From writing letters to her husband before they were mar…
Fourth-degree black belt

Fourth-degree black belt

SYCAMORE – Jeff Hecht of Sycamore is a gentle person at heart, which is why he practices the martial art of Aikido.
Blessed to be a blessing

Blessed to be a blessing

SYCAMORE – As a guest leaves the Pay-It-Forward House, 719 Somonauk St. in Sycamore, Joyce Mathey thanks them for their stay and says, “We w…
Learning through play

Learning through play

SYCAMORE – Jan Scheffers loves her job so much, she doesn’t describe it as work.Scheffers is the dir…
On the Record with Tom Pisapia

On the Record with Tom Pisapia

DeKALB – In the 1946 Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” greedy banker Henry F. Potter attempts to dissolve the Bailey Building & Loa…
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