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Rae’s Amazing Creations sells desserts and treats and is owned by Raven Proctor, a junior health and human science major at NIU (Raven Proctor | Courtesy)

Valentine’s Day gifts made by local Black-owned businesses

By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle Editor | February 3, 2022

Valentine’s Day can be a stressful time of year for couples as they scramble to plan dates and get the perfect gifts for their partners. If you need a last-minute gift and don’t want to pay the expedited shipping fee, check out these three local Black-owned...

Local businesses, organizations get ready to give this holiday season

By Kelly Bauer | November 22, 2011

DeKalb is gearing up for the season of giving.Several local organizations and businesses have started collections for their annual charities. Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop, 1812 Sycamore Road, is collecting a variety of winter clothes to distribute to impoverished...

Online sales taxes have positive and negative effects

Online sales taxes have positive and negative effects

By Portia Kerr Newman | April 11, 2011

Illinois' implementation of an online sales tax has its benefits and drawbacks. When I initially heard about Gov. Pat Quinn's plan, it frustrated me as someone who likes to occasionally shop online. While there are several states that pay online taxes,...

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