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Sweet Dream Desserts hosts Tasting for Charity

By Meaghen Harms | March 6, 2011

Sweet Dream Desserts, 1969B DeKalb Ave., will host its fourth annual Tasting for Charity from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Memorial Hall, 244 Waterman St. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of DeKalb County....

Unconvential shirts sold at Relay for Life

By Danny Ciamprone | March 2, 2011

In the fall of 2009, Sycamore resident Ian Steczo's best friend lost his life to colon cancer. One week before that, his father was diagnosed with lung cancer and given six months to live. "It's just like an impending doom when they give you a time limit,"...

DeKalb donates with ‘Daffodil Days’

By Eric Beesley | February 7, 2011

Those looking to make a difference and bring cheer to someone in need have the opportunity with the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. "This is an American Cancer Society campaign that they do worldwide in order to brighten someone's day and bring...

Student request Peters to attend Relay for Life event

By Alex Fiore | February 6, 2011

An NIU student requested university president John Peters attend this April's Relay for Life event in a letter sent last week. Lisa Mayes, senior rehabilitation counseling major, said she wrote the letter hoping Peters would set an example for the rest...

Relay for Life races to Sycamore

By Candice Beasley | January 27, 2011

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life hosted a kickoff event Thursday in the Community Room at the American National Bank, 1985 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. Relay For Life is an overnight fundraiser where teams of people come together and walk...

Kishwaukee Hospital opens new Cancer Care Center

By Jessica Wells | November 9, 2010

On Nov. 1, Kishwaukee Hospital opened its newly built Cancer Care Center, a-one-of-a-kind facility offering a multitude of services all in one location. Sharon Emanuelson, marketing and public relations director at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Drive, said...

SA deserves praise for new bylaws policy

By Editorial Board | November 8, 2010

Is atheism a religion? Is a group that openly supports a position on abortion still just a social group? Is lobbying for the decriminalization of marijuana a political activity? There are no right answers here, and the answers are really up for debate...