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Amy Adams in 'The Woman in the Window'

Film review: ‘The Woman in the Window’

Madelaine Vikse , Lifestyle writer July 27, 2021

“The Woman in the Window'' is a mystery thriller film based on the novel by Dan Mallory, who writes under the pseudonym A. J. Finn. The film is slow moving and the acting is dry in the first half, but the second half  makes the film worth viewing because...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #15

Northern Star Lifestyle Staff July 18, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7dIqIbPP6oab6YzuGDORF8  Jacob’s picks Kacy Hill - “Just To Say” Jarhead Fertilizer - “Life is a Prison”  Tyler, The Creator, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign...

Book review: ‘Liberty and Justice’

Brandon Montemayor , Lifestyle writer July 9, 2021

A winding story that shifts between character’s perspective and their colliding pathways portraying the difficulties of coming of age and the struggles LGBTQ+ community members face — that is Satta Kendor’s debut novel, “Liberty and Justice.”...

Hopkins Park Terrace Room, located at 1403 Sycamore Road.

Annual 5k run/walk first of many Independence Day activities at Hopkins Park

Jamie O'Toole, Columnist July 2, 2021

DeKALB — Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, will host their annual Independence Day 5K Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. The fee to participate in the 5K is $25 and includes a race bag with a bib,...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #14

Lifestyle staff June 27, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0iK3egyjKR0BCDvqBP0y4X    Jacob’s picks Pi’erre Bourne - “Retroville” Witch Vomit - “Funeral Purgation” Tyler, The Creator - “I THINK” Këkht Aräkh -...

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Ellwood House Mansion to host first of six summer concerts

Madelaine Vikse , Lifestyle writer June 23, 2021

DeKALB – The Ellwood House Museum will have live music and entertainment Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Ellwood House Mansion, 420 Linden Place. The opening act will be a fashion show provided by Lizzy’s Pink Boutique. The main act will...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #13

Lifestyle staff June 20, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2uKcL8bof9aEaLCBCunyuz    Jacob’s picks  Pi’erre Bourne - “42” Gatecreeper - “Imposter Syndrome”  The Black Dahlia Murder - “A Vulgar Picture” Chromatics...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #12

Lifestyle staff June 13, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6pmuekmqKAWehC8rXdgL1s    Jacob’s picks Leviathan - “The Idiot Sun” Current Joys - “Dancer in the Dark”  UnoTheActivist - “Jimmy Fallon” Devourment - “Arterial...

The DeKalb County Community Foundation located in Sycamore, IL

Over $1.5 million raised for Give DeKalb County

Jamie O'Toole, Columnist June 10, 2021

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, a program established in 2012 through the DeKalb County Community Foundation, raised over $1.5 million during their annual Give DeKalb County event, according to a May 21 press release.  The money...

Film review: 'Inside'

Film review: ‘Inside’

Brandon Montemayor , Lifestyle writer June 3, 2021

Musical comedian Bo Burnham made his return to Netflix May 30, with his hauntingly intrapersonal special, “Inside.” The new special was a solo project written, directed, edited and shot by Burnham alone inside of his L.A. home throughout 2020 and...

DeKalb Rotary Club plans to restore Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock

DeKalb Rotary Club plans to restore Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock

Madelaine Vikse , Lifestyle writer June 3, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb Rotary Club is planning to restore the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock back to working order, with $28,000 as the total goal to repair the clock and its exterior.  The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock, 101 Lincoln Highway,...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #11

Lifestyle staff May 30, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1SnBeEI951FW0pNxiygH0o    Jacob’s picks Blood Incantation - “Hidden Species (Vitrification of Blood, Pt. 2)”  Young Nudy - “The Rustlers”  Thom Yorke - “Impossible...

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