On the Record

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…
Kids Can Cook!

Kids Can Cook!

SYCAMORE – As a young girl, Erin Tamms remembers baking chocolate chip cookies with her grandmothers. Her favorite part was licking the batt…
Physics of pizza

Physics of pizza

DeKALB – Andreas Glatz, professor at Northern Illinois University and scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, met colleague and friend And…
Corn Fest bound

Corn Fest bound

DeKALB – Jim Peterik remembers hanging out with his three best friends, Bob Bergland, Mike Borch and Larry Millas, when they were students a…
First day of school

First day of school

DeKALB – Samantha Butkus is excited - and nervous - about the start of a new school year.Four months…
Effects of war

Effects of war

Rita Dragonette isn’t a Vietnam War veteran, but she experienced the war’s effects as a student on the campus of Northern Illinois Universit…
On the Record with Daron Brown

On the Record with Daron Brown

DeKalb – Daron Brown’s motto is “Every. Move. Matters.,” words he uses to describe life and the game of chess.
Leader of the pack

Leader of the pack

In one day, Jessica Landau can observe caribou, a polar bear and an African lion – all without leaving her job in Sycamore.
On the Record with Dan Templin

On the Record with Dan Templin

Since its creation 25 years ago, the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, has created more than 350 funds that h…
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