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I scream, you scream for local ice cream options

By Danny Ciamprone | February 16, 2011

It is nearly time to indulge in a mountain of delectable ice cream treats. The only question is where to go. There are three main places to choose from in the area including Dairy Queen, Ollie's Frozen Custard and Culver's. DAIRY QUEEN Dairy Queen, 1780...

Spay Illinois offers discounts to pet owners

By Danny Ciamprone | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | Somewhere in the world Bob Barker is giving a big thumbs up to DeKalb. On March 5, the organization Spay Illinois, 1007 North 1st Street, will be offering low-cost pet vaccinations and discounts for owners who wish to have their pets spayed or...

Burning a candle without a wick

By Danny Ciamprone | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | They look good and smell even better, but there is a reason why candles are not allowed in dorm rooms. None of the dorms on NIU's campus allow candle burning and several apartment complexes prohibit them as well. This is because candles were...

DeKalb, Sycamore fire departments ask for help with fire hydrants

By Danny Ciamprone | February 7, 2011

Fires are never a good thing, especially when fire hydrants are invisible. During the aftermath of a snow storm cleanup, clearing fire hydrants is one of the first priorities. Since the storm, the DeKalb and Sycamore fire departments, along with the DeKalb...