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Medical Marijuana

Regulations limit use, selling of medical marijuana in DeKalb

By Stoney Stone | February 4, 2014

Locals have reservations about laws being considered to regulate medical marijuana.The proposed laws would be among the strictest of the states that allow for medical marijuana. The proposed laws were published so the public could comment before Friday.After...

Silent auction to aid non-profits

By Erin Kolb | November 13, 2013

Kishwaukee United Way’s Taste of the Vine will have 10,000 more sponsors today than it did last year.Kishwaukee United Way will host its 12th annual Taste of the Vine event today to raise money for more than 20 local non-profit organizations. The event...

DeKalb County Health Department, drugstore help those trying to quit smoking for free

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2011

February is American Heart Month. The DeKalb County Health Department is offering help for those trying to quit smoking. The health department is teaming up with Lehan Drugs to provide over-the-counter nicotine replacement products, including patches,...

Flu shots offered all around DeKalb area

By Allyson Martin | October 20, 2010

Some local businesses are offering convenient ways to get a flu shot. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccination for all persons six months of age and older. In the past, the CDC only recommended annual vaccination for adults...