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The DeKalb Moose Lodge is open for various activities.

Moose lodge contributes to community charities

By Eric Beesley | April 3, 2011

The DeKalb Moose Lodge #586, 1231 E. Lincoln Highway, has been a part of the community and the life of Lodge Administrator Jay Ruby since 1985. "I joined as a social member because of the cheap food and drinks for members," Ruby said. "It was a cool place...

‘Teach-in’ discusses Japanese natural disasters

By Eric Beesley | March 29, 2011

DeKALB | The NIU Women’s Studies Program and the Center for Non-Governmental Organizations Leadership and Development sponsored a “teach-in” Tuesday afternoon titled “Responding to the Human Tragedy in Japan: Challenges and Complexities.” People...

Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy and City Clerk Candy Smith review the FY2012 budget Wednesday night

Sycamore to see significant budget changes in 2012

By Eric Beesley | March 27, 2011

SYCAMORE | Sycamore's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 includes some significant changes from the previous budget. The police department is slated to receive about $100,000 more than it was last year. New facilities are being constructed for the police...

Sycamore Spring Fling sales event ends Sunday

By Eric Beesley | March 24, 2011

SYCAMORE | Businesses in downtown Sycamore are in the midst of the Spring Fling sales event that began March 18 and will conclude Sunday. The Spring Fling sales event is a part of the 3/50 Project, which helps to promote spending at local, independently-owned...

Absences delay Sycamore City Council vote on contract renewal

By Eric Beesley | March 21, 2011

SYCAMORE | A decision to renew Sycamore City Manager Bill Nicklas’ contract was delayed at Monday night’s city council meeting. Nicklas’ contract is set to expire on April 30. Fourth Ward Alderwoman Terry Kessler said the ordinance should stay in...

Local Bars offer St. Patrick’s Day festivities

By Eric Beesley | March 9, 2011

DeKALB | Local bars and restaurants have big things planned for this year's St. Patrick's Day festivities. "We will be opening the doors at 10 a.m. and will be offering a free Guinness glass to the first ten patrons at this time to spend at their leisure,"...

No debate: NIU Forensics team takes third place in state

By Eric Beesley | March 8, 2011

DeKALB | The NIU Forensics Team placed third in the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensic Association's state tournament last weekend. "I think this is the best the team has done in probably 10 years," said NIU Forensics coach Judy Santacaterina. The team...

Sycamore City Council passed three labor agreements

By Eric Beesley | March 7, 2011

Sycamore | Sycamore City Council unanimously passed three ordinances regarding labor agreements with police, fire and municipal employee labor groups. The first of the three revisions was a labor agreement between the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council,...

Individual assaults roommate with knife

By Eric Beesley | March 1, 2011

DeKALB | An argument between two roommates ended in a physical confrontation leaving one injured from knife wounds Sunday, around 10:39 p.m. Feb. 27. Jasmine A. Evans, 21, of the 1000 block of Regent Drive, was charged with aggravated domestic battery,...

Former NIU student gains fan base for online videos

By Eric Beesley | March 1, 2011

DeKALB | College students spend hours at a time browsing the internet for side splitting videos to pass the time. NIU students can now follow some former Huskies who are attempting to make it in the movie business. Andrew Morris, former NIU student who...

Winter Farmers Market allows locals to support local farmers, artist

By Eric Beesley | February 24, 2011

DeKALB | People will have the opportunity to support their local farmers and artisans at a Winter Farmers Market hosted by The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb. The market and craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the UUFD,...