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On the Record

  • Helping the hungry to have a happy holiday

    DeKALB – Four years ago, Noelle Stanbery ate at Feed’em Soup for the first time. After that first meal, she became a volunteer.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Baker describes her work as 'food art'

    SYCAMORE – Most people only dream of having a cake like those on Pinterest. Paige Halstead makes tho ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Pottery passion becomes business

    BIG ROCK – When most people think of Polish dishes, pierogi and stuffed cabbage come to mind.Rebecca ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • February underwear run raises funds for kids with tumors

    SYCAMORE – Shaun Neppl of Sycamore is passionate about his family. Last winter, he ran a mile through downtown Chicago below-freezing temperatures – i ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 7:42 am
  • Scaring up a good time

    DeKALB – Alex Nerad became the executive director of the Egyptian Theatre in 2006. But even before he took charge of the theater, he was working at th ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    How far do you travel for the holidays?
    Less than 30 miles
    30 to 60 miles
    60 to 100 miles
    More than 100 miles