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DeKalb, NIU work to prevent sexual abuse

By Kelly Bauer | October 16, 2011

Domestic abuse is not easily defined. It can be psychological, emotional or physical. It does not just happen in heterosexual couples, but can also occur in homosexual unions. Men and women can be both abused and abusers. Experts even disagree on what...

The NIU School of Music Jazz Band plays at the 1920s themed
cocktail mixer at the Stratford Inn, 355 W. State Street Sycamore,
on Thursday evening.

It was the cat’s pajamas!: Party in Sycamore revives 1920’s fashion

By Kelly Bauer | October 6, 2011

The flapper era was reborn Thursday night at the Stratford Inn during the DeKalb Public library's 1920s costume cocktail mixer The mixer, which was meant to call to mind the excessive era of the roaring ‘20s, was held as part of the DeKalb Public Library's...

Domestic violence vigil helps battered women share ’empowering’ experience

By Kelly Bauer | October 3, 2011

A brown paper tree, its rainbow-colored leaves decorated with the dreams and hopes of abuse survivors, was a focal point at Monday night's "Fallen Leaves Bring New Growth" domestic violence vigil. Self-expression through artwork like the paper tree and...

Sycamore Regale Center hosts ‘Totally Awesome 80’s Night’ benefit party

By Kelly Bauer | September 29, 2011

It's not often that you can walk down the street and watch a big-haired woman in parachute pants break out her best moon walk. If you stop by the Regale Center, 124 S. California St. in Sycamore, today, that might be all you see. As part of a cooperative...

Council members asked several questions about the parking plans
before voting uananimously to pass the ordinance at the DeKalb City
Council meeting, Monday evening.

Threat of cold weather causes DeKalb City Council members to seek speedy approval on construction

By Kelly Bauer | September 26, 2011

Ordinances for the creation of several parking spots and the relocation of a power line passed at the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday.The two ordinances were discussed at prior government meetings or with DeKalb administrators, and both will require...

Kishwaukee Hospital hosts free health exams for breast cancer awareness

By Kelly Bauer | September 22, 2011

Kishwaukee Hospital will host a day of free mammograms, pap smears and breast examinations Saturday.The tests help to catch cervical and breast cancer before it spreads or develops, said Sharon Emanuelson, director of marketing at Kishwaukee Hospital....

Hope Haven gets help with cleanup effort

By Kelly Bauer | September 22, 2011

Two organizations - NIU's Women's Resource Center (WRC) and Hope Haven- will work together to clean up the addition to Hope Haven's facilities prior to its opening. As part of its Selfless Saturdays program, volunteers can sign up with the WRC to help...

DeKalb election process begins to ramp up

By Kelly Bauer | September 19, 2011

Petition circulation has begun for upcoming local elections. Several positions in the DeKalb government must be filled: the circuit clerk, coroner, state attorney, treasurer and all 24 board member positions are up for election, which will take place...

Fly-in breakfast raises funds for scholarship

By Kelly Bauer | September 18, 2011

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) refused to let Sunday's rain spoil its fly-in breakfast.As is "aviation tradition," EAA Chapter 241 President Dan Thurnau and Vice President Kevin Frank, along with other EAA members and their children, served...

Brian Keefe, senior biology major, bowls during bowling class in
the Huskie Den at the Holmes Student Center Wednesday

Sports classes offer alternatives for students

By Kelly Bauer | September 18, 2011

Sometimes students need a break from the typical reading-heavy lecture class. For these students, NIU has classes like bowling and aquatic fitness to break away from the norm. "As far as the kinesiology and physical education department, there's a wide...

Bridge of Hope provides grief counseling for DeKalb

By Kelly Bauer | September 13, 2011

To help individuals through one of the darkest points of life, the DeKalb County Hospice started another session of its grief counseling group, Bridge of Hope.Bridge of Hope attendees participate in six free meetings that focus on grief and loss of a...

Donna Veeneman performs a Native American ritual Sunday night at
the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N.First
Street. The church held a multi-faith gathering called September
11: decade of impact, moment of decision.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship holds multi-faith memorial

By Kelly Bauer | September 11, 2011

Representatives of various religious groups were invited Sunday night to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St. in DeKalb, to take part in "Decade of Impact: A Multi-faith Gathering." The Decade of Impact gathering was a memorial to...