On the Record

Parade marshal

Parade marshal

DeKALB – On his days off, Jose Jaques wears a T-shirt and baseball cap. When you ask him about his life, he’ll tell you that he doesn’t feel…
Sharing Genoa's history

Sharing Genoa's history

GENOA – Orrin Merritt knows all about Genoa history.Not only is he a past president and current boar…
Green scene

Green scene

Looking for something to do this weekend? University of Illinois Extension’s Program Coordinator J. Chowdhury-Woodstrup has unusual advice a…
Foreign service

Foreign service

Eric P. Whitaker describes his childhood in DeKalb as normal. He actually grew up in a house on Normal Road.
Providing autism therapy

Providing autism therapy

When Kristina Tejeda of Sycamore was working on her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in hopes of one day becoming a lawyer, she never t…
Flying high

Flying high

Dana Atkins from Sycamore is preparing for a race – not the usual kind of race, though. Instead of lacing up her running shoes, she is refue…
Sharing history

Sharing history

When Clint Cargile first heard the story of a young Sycamore girl that married a sea captain and traveled by ship with him and their infant …
Supporting women

Supporting women

SYCAMORE – Dawn Sukach wants to help and support women with breast cancer the fun way: with fundraising and fellowship.
Hugo Award finalist

Hugo Award finalist

Growing up, Lynne M. Thomas was not particularly a fan of science fiction. Now with her husband, Michael Damian Thomas, she co-edits and pub…
Honored to serve

Honored to serve

For DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott, Memorial Day is more than a day off grilling hamburgers and relaxing in the backyard with family.
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.
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